From 03-11-2012 Until 16-12-2012

Vetiver Final Vers





Testing ground





By appointment until Sunday 16 December 2012


Location: Chopinstraat 31, Amsterdam


MARIAN CRAMER PROJECTS is proud to present an exhibition of new works by the British London based artist Richard Healy. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands.

Central to Healy’s work is the role of function. Embodied through simulations of design, his work frequently engages with digital technology as a means for artistic production and with it the acts of labour that are obscured beneath the machined finish. It is around these issues of work ethics and labour roles that Richard Healy’s work pivots; often occupying both modes of art and design.


In response to my  invitation to exhibit in my project space, and to extend that presentation into a domestic space, Richard Healy has created a new body of works under the title Vetiver*. The exhibition comprises of wall-based prints, domestic ceiling lamps, scented candles and digital film. Key to these works is the exploration of modes of domestic and gallery display, and the roles of artifice and taste as Healy’s work is positioned within a home.

Stemming from the issue of taste, Healy decided to base all the work around his cologne…Comme des Garcons Cologne Series 4 Vetiver. Made into scented candles, described through text and expanded in film the cologne becomes a vehicle for the absent figure of the artist as it permeates the exhibition space for the duration of the show.

* a perennial grass of the Poaceae family, native to India. Widely used in perfumery, the grass is also used to stabilise and purify polluted soil.

Recent solo exhibitions include But Mr Architect!, Furnished Space London (2012); Strategies for Building, Outpost, Norwich (2011).  Selected film screenings include Describing Form II (curated by Lucy Reynolds and Gil Lleung)

LUX, London (2012); Open File, Grand Union, Birmingham (2012).  Recent group exhibitions include Dumb, The Brno House of Art, Brno (2012); Informal, (2012) Young British Art II (curated by Ryan Gander), Dienstgebaude, Zurich (2012); Hey Guys!, Fotograf, Prague (2011); Young British Art (curated by Ryan Gander), Limoncello, London (2011).

Richard Healy graduated from The Royal College of Art. He lives and works in London.

Marian Cramer Projects

Chopinstraat 31

1077 GM Amsterdam

T: +31 (0)6 147 80 171


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