Richard Rigg reproduces and manipulates everyday objects, to turn them into theoretical conundrums or playful propositions.
He invites us to look at the everyday again. Drawing upon the history of science, mathematics and literature, Rigg’s works at first glance often seem deceptively simple. They pitch reason against itself to undermine our rational and habitual understanding of the meaning of an object.
Rigg’s new work N takes the form of a publication that seemingly documents a rock fall which took place in Anglesey, North Wales, in May 2015. N uses this event to examine the nature of the constructed photographic image. The book combines staged images and effects created after the event.
He presents an event that seems unarguably in and of ‘nature’ whilst layering the event so that this artist’s book reveals the various relationships and processes through which cultural representations of ‘nature’ are produced.
Richard Rigg has had solo exhibitions at BALTIC, Workplace Gallery, and exhibited at the Joshua Tree in California.