Hello, this is my website. My name is Richard Krantz and I am currently doing my BA in Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art in the UK, (dept. Sculpture/Environmental Art). Please use the menu to the left to navigate through the site.
news / log / updates
2013-11-12: SELECTED WORKS SECTION UPDATED with the work Oolong's last performance (reenactment).
ALSO I am trying to get more active on social media, such as tumblr etc. I do not know if this is a good thing or a bad thing but you can follow me here. Might post stuff you might find fun or interesting or somehing.
2013-10-18: SELECTED WORKS SECTION UPDATED with the video work Gentle Breeze. Will update with more new works soon.
----> ALSO the work The world's first patriot will be published in the first issue of Tidningen Jelly, it is managed by Siri Frances.
2013-09-18: UPCOMING PUBLICATION - Part Time Life; A few drawings of mine are going to be in it, it is organized and put together by Ole Brolin and Erin Goldberger. I have no idea when it will "hit the shelves", or who else is going to be in it. But I am sure it will be great, I will keep you posted.
2013-09-03: SELECTED WORKS SECTION UPDATED with some new works from the show DJÄVLAR ANAMMA at Studio 41 in Glasgow: The world's first patriot, =/ or How I feel about scandinavian design, Here by accident, Home & Copper & Gold. ALSO the work I want to be forgotten, exhibited at the annual members show at Transmission Gallery in Glasgow is now up on the site.
2013-08-06: I will be assisting artist Sogol Mabadi at Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, as part of the "24 Spaces" exhibition, 9th - 18th of August. Hope to see you there!
Read more here! Or... here. And here.
2013-07-29: DJÄVLAR ANAMMA: Show with Melanie Wiksell and Carolina Andreasson opening the 1st of Aug! This Thursday! At Studio 41 in Glasgow, UK. Please come.
HERE is the Facebook-event.
Click HERE for more info!
2013-06-30: WROTE A TEXT for Tidningen Kulturen, read it HERE, it is in Swedish.
ALSO the opening of the 3-ppl show (with Melanie Wiksell and Carolina Andreasson) Djävlar Anamma at Studio 41 in Glasgow is only a month away. Will post more info about this soon! Stay tuned.
2013-06-18: GROUP SHOW; Do not miss the Annual Member's Show at Transmission Gallery in Glasgow! 2nd - 27th July, opening on the 29th of June 7-9pm!
ALSO here is the poster for the GLOMA exhibition in Madrid I am also taking part in:
2013-06-06: UPCOMING GROUP SHOW; I am taking part in the group show GLOMA at C/ Atocha 43 (local) in Madrid, Spain, 27th - 30th of June. The work I will be showing is the collaborative 1:8, made with Tim Dalzell.
2013-05-26: GROUP SHOW - webookedthespacesaweekbeforedegreeshow.jpeg the 29th of May, in Barnes Bulding of the Glasgow School of Art. Go HERE for the Facebook-event. Please come along!
Also---> A FEW OF VIDOES OF MINE ARE BEING SCREENED at the opening night (May the 31st!) of Seeking Space 2013, the 4th annual official Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) group show, in New York. You should go if you live / happen to find yourself in the US.
2013-05-03: UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Myself, Melanie Wiksell and Carolina Andreasson are putting on show titled Djävlar Anamma at Studio 41 in Glasgow, UK, in August 2013. More info about this in due course.
2013-04-30: ASSISTING David Sherry in a performance peice at the opening of his solo show Humanist Cumulative at Patricia Fleming Projects Gallery in Glasgow, UK. It opens the 2nd of May. Please come along. Click HERE for the facebook-event.
2013-04-24: SELECTED WORKS updated with some images of the collaborative zine SPOLE, which I've made with Carl Krantz. If you are in Stockholm, Sweden, this weekend (27-28th of April) you can buy a copy at The Stockholm international Comics Festival at Kulturhuset.
2013-04-17: ZINE RELEASE: Me and my brother Carl Krantz are releasing our first collaborative zine titled SPOLE, (meaning COIL in Swedish). The zine is 40 pages in balck and white and contains 4 stories / comics that we have made together. You can buy the zine at THE STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL 2013, which takes place at Kulturhuset the 26th - 28th of April. I will update the "selected works section" with some images of SPOLE soon!
Also: A new JPEG-work is up in the "selected works section". It only exists as a digital image at the moment but may be turned into something more in the future. Have a look HERE.
2013-03-19: SELECTED WORKS UPDATED with the new work First Kiss that was part of the group show "3 Year Sculpture" at Grace & Clark Fyfe Gallery in Glasgow, UK. Click HERE to see pictures and read a bit about it.
2013-03-05: VIDEO SCREENING at CCA in Glasgow this thursday - the 7th of March. The project is called "From plinth to popcorn" and is curated and organized by Rachel Levine and Alex Harvey. A new video of mine is being screened along with others, in a cinema context. So, please come along. Read more here!
2013-03-02: I made a blog about a week ago, where I intend to write a little bit about art and culture, commenting on the current news feed etc. It feels good to have a channel where I can do this. So far I have written one debate article / blog entry about the Swedish Armed Forces latest PR-campaign, "Vad håller du på med?". It is in Swedish and I reckon most entrys will be. You can have a look at the blog HERE.
Oh, speaking of writing - I also uploaded PDF-versions of two essays I wrote about a year ago. I put the links in the growing "selected works"-list. They are not "works" as such, but part of my practice in another way. Hope you enjoy reading them. If you can't find them in the list you can look HERE and HERE. I do not claim them to be great pieces of writing, but I think you can get something out of them. And after all, it is quite sad with all the essays being written every year by art studenst that never is published nor read by anyone.
Some news; A new work is up in the selected works section - Towel.
Also, I am taking part in a group show in the Grace & Clarke Fyfe Gallery in Glasgow, UK. The show will open on Thursday the 28th of Feb 2013. There will also be a follow-up exhibiton about a week later in Barras Art And Design, also in Glasgow. I am not in the second one, but you should go to both!
------>Poster (click image to enlarge)
2013-01-17: Big thanks to Artipelag, Cirkulationscentralen and Gallery Steinsland Berliner who replied to the postcard project, Merry Christmas //Richard. I put their responses up for everyone to read HERE. Hope you enjoy - and thanks again. You totally made my day. //Richard
2013-01-16:Hello! Some news:
*A new work called Ambivalence I is online here.
*I made a painting with the interesting tool The Paintshop, by Jonas Lund. You can buy it here if you want to.
*I put some more drawings up in the Selected drawings 2012-section.
*I will soon put up some of the respones I got from the Merry Christmas //Richard-project as well. I am just going to wait a bit longer to see if any more gets in.
Other than that I am working with a bunch of various things in the studio. Good times. /R
2012-12-13: "MERRY CHRISTMAS // RICHARD", new work - please have a look HERE!
2012-11-29: I know that there's been a while since my last update here - I've been very busy in the studio which is a good thing. I have however updated the "selected works"-section with some new stuff. First there's some drawings you can look at here and also a brand new sculpture called "Poor Swing" here./R
2012-10-27: A while ago I was interviewd by Sofia Landström for ArtByVideo, a really great site showing interviews with artists (and art students) in a casual but intimite way. The video will be online soon, in the meantime check out this trailer/preview thing she made. Click here.
2012-10-15: Me and Tim Dalzell are putting on a joint exhibiton with collaborative work the 19th of October, in GSA's 'FRONT SPACE'. Click here to go to the event-page on facebook.
2012-09-27: Three brand new pieces I've made in collaboration with Tim Dalzell are up in the selected works-section. Enjoy!
2012-09-15:Even more works up in the "selected works"-section. I'll put some more there later as well. All the best /R
2012-09-05: I have updated the selected works-page with a few works. More will follow. Keep checking! /R
2012-08-29: I made this website a few days ago. I am using indexhibit and it works good. However, it is still under construction and there's lots of stuff to do. Right now all you can do is to have a look at my cv. But keep checking the site, it will grow a little bit every day. If you really crave to see some of my work, you can have a look at this site. However, it is a bit wonky and mostly in swedish.