Richard Powell is a well-known and prolific Cardiff-based artist. His sculptural interventions present the viewer with odd juxtapositions of objects that together create something totally new and unexpected. Powell’s work comes out of long periods of research, such as his residency at Cardiff Airport, or his time spent as a postman, tracking shortcuts and paths across the city, which were turned into exhibitions of photographs, conversations and bizarre sculptures made from lead or found objects.
Having lived in Cardiff for over 20 years, Powell knows the city well and is intrigued by its developments concerning private / public spaces. Through his work he explores the meaning of architectural spaces and their usage. He teaches Architecture at The University of Wales, Cardiff.