Richard Rigg British, b. 1980

Richard Rigg reproduces and manipulates everyday objects, turning them into theoretical conundrums or playful propositions. He asks 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, but pitch reason against itself to undermine our rational and habitual understanding of the meaning of an object.


Richard Rigg was born in 1980 Penrith, Cumbria. In 2005 he completed a BA(hons) in Fine Art at Newcastle University. Selected exhibitions include; After Noon Distance , Workplace Gallery, Gateshead,; Chance Finds Us, MIMA, Middlesbrough; The Difference Loom, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town;  Quiet Works, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia,; Lacuna, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, The Inhabitant of the Watchtower, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, California, Broken Fall (organic), Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna,; Suns Neither Rise Nor Set, Royal College of Art, London,; Morphic Resonance, PSL, Leeds.