Richard Bloes

Richard Bloes’s objects generally appear as loosely assembled elements from store-bought self- assembly kits, woodshop scraps, and found performance props that are anachronistically punctuated with the hard edge and movement of a video. In actuality the objects are highly organized sequences of things and stuff that are manipulated by friends and family according to a script by the artist, who documents the action in real time on video.

Richard Bloes was born in Waterloo, Iowa and received an MFA from the University of Iowa.