Elvis Richardson currently lives and works in Melbourne Australia.
I like walking my dog through Melbourne cemetary and cruising op shops, rubbish piles, auction houses and archives looking for images and objects that record someones identity at a moment in time. From 35mm slides on ebay to used recorded vhs cassettes from rubbish dumps, and trophies my work seeks to memorialize my observations of our cultures refuse as a disenfranchised history possessing the aura of an individual characterized by the style and technology of a specific time.
I am like a devoted fan and forensic investigator of these objects I uses as raw material in my practice. Themes of art and crime wind their way through my works, many examining recollections and recreations of actual instances of social violence.