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Richard McVetis is a British artist, known for his meticulously embroidered drawings and sculptures. His artistic practice centres on his training as an embroiderer through the use of traditional hand stitch techniques and mark making. Using laboured and meticulously worked wools and multiples of embroidered dots and crosses, he explores the similarities between pen on paper and thread on fabric, employing a limited vocabulary of mark making and deliberately subdued colour to create a binary simplicity.

Richard studied Textiles at The Royal College of Art. Selected group exhibitions include: Make_Shift, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London (2017); British Pavillion, Cheongju Craft Biennale, South, Korea (2017); Real to Real: The Craft Film Festival, Picture House Central, Crafts Council, London (2017); Collect Open, Saatchi Gallery, London (2017); The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (2016). Richard is a finalist in the 2018 Loewe Craft Prize. He will be exhibting at the Design Museum, London from May 4th - June 17th 2018.


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