Richard Maloy, New Zealand b.1977 | Big Yellow (details) 2012 | Cardboard, paint, wood | Site-specific work for APT7 | Courtesy: The artist and Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland | © The artist
b.1977, Auckland, New Zealand
Lives and works in Auckland
Location: GOMA River Room
Richard Maloy experiments with audience experience by using industrial materials to create structures and images in playful, sometimes awkward dialogues. Maloy’s massive installations draw viewers into gallery spaces, where they find themselves immersed in an unexpected environment, carefully built with cardboard, tape, plastic bags and wood. His gigantic work for APT7 uses cardboard boxes held together with tape and painted vivid colours, transforming them into a vibrant, amorphous structure. Thirty metres in length, the work encompasses most of the available space in the room, its brightly coloured angular shapes creating new visual and spatial possibilities for the audience.