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).
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