Richard Proffitt is inspired by landscapes, objects and cultures that encourage histories and fictions to become attached to them. Subjects he is interested in include hippie and punk sub-culture, ancient civilisations, wilderness, wastelands and docklands, travellers and drifters, post apocalyptic fiction, and the art of indigenous peoples. Within his work Proffitt aims to make connections and find resonance between these somewhat disparate subjects. Proffitt's work is often realised as sculpture and installation reminiscent of makeshift ceremonial relics and ritualistic hang outs evocative of hybrid cultures and belief systems.
Richard Proffitt (Born 1985, Liverpool, UK) lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. Recent exhibitions include Cabedal, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal, Rendez Vous 12, Iziko National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, The Golden Banner, DAFO Projectes, Lleida, Spain and Lost Is Found, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK. Richard Proffitt studied MA Fine Art, Manchester School of Art, 2007/08 and BA Visual Arts, University of Salford, 2004/07.