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Company: Richard Wentworth
Location: London, United Kingdom
Fields of operation: Art, Design, Culture
Richard Wentworth born 1947 in Samoa is an English sculptor. He studied at Hornsey College of Art, London, from 1965, and worked with Henry Moore in 1967. He also studied at the Royal College of Art, London (1968–70). With artists such as Bill Woodrow and Tony Cragg, Wentworth shared an interest in the unexpected correlation of found objects and industrial materials. He was drawn to imaginative displacements of common objects presented within a high art context (e.g. lightbulbs cased in wire baskets, garden implements slotted in office furniture). In *Mercator* (1985) and *Between 8 and 9* (1989; both exh. London, Lisson Gal.), large galvanised-metal sheets bend in rhythmic waves, and Dexion (office) frames soar skywards in a light-hearted parody of industrial interiors. The titles of Wentworth's works, sometimes drawn from children's tales, are as enigmatic as his constructions. During 1993–1994 he participated in the Berliner Künstlerprogramme at the DAAD gallery. Photo Credit: © Cutler and Gross