3_Hooray
4_KissKiss
6_-Neon
7_Nude

TERRYWOOD opens at OHWOW in Los Angeles

Richardson has been inspired by the multiple facets of Hollywood life. In his latest show,TERRYWOOD, he unveils a series of images of the famous city, as seen through his eyes. Terryworld meets Hollywood, as the local characters, familiar landscapes, and architectural details verge on a new identity.

With images such as Untitled (Hollywood Neon), and Untitled (Nude), both photographs of the recognisable signs that are ubiquitous throughout Hollywood, Richardson illustrates his penchant for branding (whatever subject matter may be.) Through a medium not typically understood as effective in translating an artist’s personality, Richardson manages to make his hand evident within his photographs. His identity is unmistakably present, as if he created the very objects and scenes his camera captures.

An artist often attributed with changing the field of photography, Richardson also defies the ideological limitations. TERRYWOOD takes all that Hollywood represents – celebrity, broken dreams, kitsch, and re-contextualises it by the works with a different narrative. Richardson is one of the most prolific and compelling photographers of his generation. Known for his uncanny ability to cut to the raw essence of whomever appears before his lens, Richardson’s vision is at once humorous, tragic, often beautiful, and always provocative. Born in New York City and raised in Hollywood, he began photographing his environment while attending Hollywood High School and playing in a punk rock band. Richardson‘s work has been the subject of numerous group and solo shows throughout the world, and he has published a selection of books beginning with Hysteric Glamour in1998, followed by a print retrospective titled Terryworld, and most recently released LADY GAGA x TERRY RICHARDSON.

TERRYWOOD runs at OHWOW, 937 North La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 until 31 March.

www.oh-wow.com

 

Images:

(c) Terry Richardson

Hooray for Hollywood, 2011
C-print
48 x 72 inches
Edition of 3, plus 2 APs
Courtesy of the artist and OHWOW

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, 2011
C-print
26 x 40 inches
Edition of 3, plus 2 APs
Courtesy of the artist and OHWOW

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, 2011
C-print
26 x 40 inches
Edition of 3, plus 2 APs
Courtesy of the artist and OHWOW

NUDE, 2011
C-print
48 x 72 inches
Edition of 3, plus 2 APs
Courtesy of the artist and OHWOW

 

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