Richard Wentworth (1947, Samoa) has played a leading role in New British Sculpture since the end of the 1970s. His work, encircling the notion of objects and their use as part of our day-to-day experiences, has altered the traditional definition of sculpture as well as photography. By transforming and manipulating industrial and/or found objects into works of art, Wentworth subverts their original function and extends our understanding of them by breaking the conventional system of classification. The sculptural arrangements play with the notion of ready-made and juxtaposition of objects that bear no relation to each other. Whereas in photography, as in the ongoing series ‘Making Do and Getting By’, Wentworth documents the everyday, paying attention to objects, occasional and involuntary geometries as well as uncanny situations that often go unnoticed.

Selected works

Curtilage

2017
Razor wire, soldered galvanized cable, steel pipe, and steel brackets
22 × 120 × 15 cm ( 8 2132 × 47 14 × 5 2932 inches )

Linctus

2018
Concrete lintel, bottle glass
56 × 11 × 21.5 cm ( 22 116 × 4 1132 × 8 1532 inches )

Dunce (Contra la pared)

2019
Chair
89 × 56 × 56 cm ( 35 132 × 22 116 × 22 116 inches )

Echo chamber

2019
Glass pitcher, book, steel pipe
30 × 33 × 25 cm ( 11 1316 × 13 × 9 2732 inches )

Lung

2019
Concrete lintel, book and assorted materials
60 × 35 × 40 cm ( 23 58 × 13 2532 × 15 34 inches )

Moiré

2019
Book, glass, wire mesh
12 × 75 × 32 cm ( 4 2332 × 29 1732 × 12 1932 inches )

Why Width argues with Height

2020
Soldered galvanized cable and steel pins
Dimensions variable

Untitled

Circa 1974-1981 (printed 2017)
40 × 28 cm ( 15 34 × 11 132 inches )

Untitled

Circa 1974-1981 (printed 2017)
40 × 28 cm ( 15 34 × 11 132 inches )

Untitled

Circa 1974-1981 (printed 2017)
40 × 28 cm ( 15 34 × 11 132 inches )

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Madrid
Sep 12 - Nov 09, 2019
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Barcelona
Sep 30 - Dec 22, 2017
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