Just as Richard Wentworth’s sculptural works recontextualize everyday items, his recent photographs depict found moments of improvisation, in which humans similarly appropriate objects for new uses. Interested in the larger sociological implications of this phenomenon, Wentworth captures the diverse means by which people use objects to navigate the world. Wentworth is represented by Lisson Gallery, London and Peter Freeman Inc., New York, and is featured in many public collections including the Tate Gallery, London and the Saatchi Collection, London.
About Richard Wentworth
Associated with the New British Sculpture movement since the end of the 1970s, Richard Wentworth operates in what he has termed a "readymade landscape," transforming everyday objects such as tables, light bulbs, ladders, and buckets into new assemblages. His work frequently employs wordplay and association to subvert our conventional systems of classification, as in Mode-module-modular (2004), in which the iconic modernist Eames coat rack is attached to a standard wooden wine crate, creating a sculptural pairing of colored spheres and holes that resembles a child's toy.
British, b. 1947, Samoa, based in London, United Kingdom