Crown with Sapphire
Edition of 10
65 x 57 x 27 cm
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About the Artist
James Rigler studied 3D Craft at the University of Brighton before graduating from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Ceramics and Glass in 2007. His bold and vibrant ceramic sculptures are inspired by the language of architectural ornament, including its most monumental and grandiose schemes. He describes his most recent work as being ‘led by thoughts of ruined and abandoned ancient places, romantic landscapes and stage sets’. His objects have emphatic, epic presence, cut adrift from their original contexts to take on new meanings.
Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.