The Dadaists embodied absurdity. Absurdity in the context of art exploration has the close ‘pumpkin vine’ cousins humour, ritual, repetition, play, endurance, failure, irony, sarcasm and of course, rebellion and resistance. How long will I be able to brush this patch of hair with its natural curl? How long will it take for me to get its point straight or rather get straight to the point that it (my little Tintin coiff) has a mind of its own and won’t become straight?
Short (7mins) Art / Experimental | United Kingdom
Richard Mark Rawlins is a graduate of the Royal College of Art’s print programme (2019). His research takes a transnational approach to the "pop-cultural" poetics and politics of life in the Caribbean, the contested and resultant histories/realities of colonialism, and black identity and diaspora politics. Rawlins’ work has been shown at “Drawn Out”, Drawing Room, London (2021); “The Human Touch”, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (2021); “Get Up Stand Up Now”, Somerset House, London, UK (2019), among others. Rawlins' work has been acquired by the Wedge Curatorial Collection, Toronto; AMBA Collection, London; the Soho House art collection, and the collection of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.