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Bedwyr Williams

My heart is in the Mountains My Kidneys are in Rhyl, 2017


Bedwyr Williams
My heart is in the Mountains My Kidneys are in Rhyl, 2017
Risograph with metallic gold ink
Edition of 100
42 x 29.7cm




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About the artwork

Encompassing performance, sculpture, painting, and video, Bedwyr Williams's practice is characterised by his unique humour and gentle self-depreciation. In this new edition, a metallic gold hand-drawn scroll reads, ‘My heart is in the Mountains My Kidneys are in Rhyl’. Seaside town Rhyl is located in the Wales, and references to the artist’s homeland are frequent throughout his practice. Drawing from his life experiences, Williams' work, on the one hand, offers a sharp critique of our everyday world, and on the other a celebration of the obscure and overlooked.

About the artist

Bedwyr Williams (b. 1974, St Asaph, Wales) lives and works in Caernarfon, Wales. Recent and forthcoming solo shows include Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, IT (2017); Barbican Curve Gallery, London, UK (2016); Limoncello, London, UK; The Whitworth, Manchester, UK; VISUAL, Carlow, IRL; g39, Cardiff, UK; Vestjyllands Kunstpavillion, DK (all 2015); Tramway, Glasgow, UK for Glasgow International; MOSTYN, Llandudno, UK (2014); Welsh Pavilion for 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT (2013); IKON, Birmingham, UK (2012); Salzburg Kunstverein, AT (2011).and Nimrod, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales (2011).

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.