Richard Bevan

Richard Bevan (b. 1980) is an artist whose practice is grounded in the medium of 16mm film that was once treasured by the early Expanded Cinema artists but is now becoming increasingly obsolete. However, instead of nostalgia the work contains an awareness of the medium and offers the viewer the chance to see its continued vitality. His films are inherently site-specific and often record ephemeral moments within the site that the work is subsequently projected. These interventions and constructions manipulate and emphasise the light that is such an integral agent in the filming process. Shot on a 1960's Bolex wind-up camera and influenced by the equipments practical limitations, the finished films often last only a few minutes. They are then looped in order to give the details of the scene an opportunity to emerge gently, playing with the audiences’ sense of the familiar by screening a reinterpretation of the space they are in. Richard Bevan graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art MA in 2008. In 2010 Bevan exhibited works at Liste Young Art Fair, Basel with Tanya Leighton (Berlin).