Peter Richards is an artist based in Belfast, in the North of Ireland. He works in a range of media including forms of photography, installation and performance. His works can be seen as artistic enquiries into subjects, such as: how understanding is formed and truth is subscribed to; how we have the capacity to suspend belief in order to continue believing in chosen truths. Richards often engages with interactions between re-presentation, time and referencing. He exhibits internationally and, in 2005, participated in Northern Ireland’s inaugural presentation at the Venice Biennale, ‘The Nature of Things – A Long Weekend’.
Having grappled with comprehending how understanding is formed and truth is subscribed to, Richards has, throughout his practice, questioned: how he chooses what he believes?; how this is informed?; and how he can suspend belief in order to continue to believe in seemingly temporary constructs of a truth?