Richard Taylor is an artist and editor. He spends time painting, offers copy-editing services, and works with sound and video. All of this is done in Glasgow, UK, where he is based.
Richard works closely with clients to copy-edit their creative writing and essays, as well as PhD transcripts. Also, he provides services to specialist agencies, copy-editing transcribed interviews and exhibition texts.
A mounted cluster of objects placed upon a badly plastered wall. They include the base of an old desktop computer monitor and two colourful headscarves, which boast blooms of red, gold, green, blue, black and pink. Furthermore, fitted into the structure of the monitor base, are two clay objects: a bent thumb and a penis.
As an artist Richard loves putting together objects like this. They are arrangements that could fall apart at any point. He thinks of them as assembled and precarious offerings, which can be edited at any time. But they also achieve clarity when compiled efficiently. The same thought process goes into his painting practice.
As an editor, Richard strives to get at the same clarity through copy-editing, and sound and video production. After all, everything will fall apart if it is not held together properly.