Richard Jack was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, 1949.
He began his career as an artist in 1976 in South Africa, painting and sculpting and exhibiting in Johannesburg and Durban.
He returned to newly independent Zimbabwe in 1981 and then began working with wood, stone and steel.
Due to the political unrest and economic uncertainty, in 2002 he and the family moved to the UK where he now lives and continues to exhibit both locally and internationally.
He has been commissioned for both private and public sculptures in the UK, Denmark, Germany and Zimbabwe.
Richard’s sculptures are inspired by his life in Africa and his intuitive feelings of the times we live in.
Contrasts of form, material and surface reflect the ambiguities of existence:
the combination of strength and fragility, timelessness and the passage of time, the individual and the group.
A recurring theme in recent years is the importance of the family, comforting and supporting one another in this rapidly changing world.
Richard’s work is not based on theories, rules or fashions, it is about life, light and form balanced, tense, suspended and under pressure.
With art he has found the means to express his thoughts, imagination and memories – that continually change and as an artist, so does he.