Richard Ansett

Untitled #33498 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled #27133 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled #33378 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled #29733 & 28783 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled #33403 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled #33387 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled #29495 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled #33364 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled  #28703 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled #28729 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled #27133 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled #33283 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled #33295 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled #33321 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery

Untitled #33422 © Richard Ansett 2020

Swansea is transformed into a mythical kingdom 

‘Richard Ansett brings his complex photographic practice to Swansea in a self-initiated residency supported by UWTSD Swansea College of Art. Ansett imagines a mythical kingdom existing in a parallel universe to the city and pulls back the wizard’s curtain in this testimony to the artist gaze.

Presenting photography as both art and realist record, Ansett invites empathy with the dislocation that drives his unique interpretation of reality and in doing so reflect on our own possibilities. Ansett’s subjects are “allegorical beings” in this exhibition that invites us in to a facsimile of an alternate reality.

“Life is presented as a constant negotiation with a vast, ambivalent universe presenting the attrition of life on our fragile bodies as a more authentic beauty. Survival is celebrated whilst shining a light on the normalisation of brutality that pervades all of contemporary society but especially for those on the margins.” – RA/ Elysium Gallery