ALICE BLACK will present Tristan Pigott: Slippery Gaze - Private View Tuesday 4th December
London-based, multi-media artist Pigott is celebrated for his knowing and wry critique of contemporary culture and an ongoing exploration into the place of the image and image-making methods in today’s visually saturated landscape. Pigott’s first solo show at the gallery will feature a new body of work spanning painting, sculpture and installation which highlight the way content consumption has now reached a new crescendo intended to ‘trap’ the viewer.
Pigott’s fascination with our straddled position between the real and the virtual has it’s roots in Lucretius’s poem De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things), which acts as a foundation for this new body of work. The poem speaks of an imagined materialism of infinite individual atoms; falling, swerving and colliding in a boundless void, yet somehow remaining intrinsically connected. Referencing vertical perspective, GPS, Google Maps, drones and satellites, Pigott seeks to make us aware of the invisible space the gaze now must traverse to reach its point of focus.
Tristan Pigott (b. 1990) lives and works in London, UK. Pigott holds a BA from Camberwell College of Arts (2009-2012). He is currently studying for an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art (2017-2019). Notable solo exhibitions include ‘Juicy Bits’, Cob Gallery, London (2017); ‘Dead Natural’, Cob Gallery (2015); ‘Yellow Sun: The New Contemporaries’, Lagos/Port Harcourt, Nigeria (2014) and ‘Hyperion’, New York, USA (2016). In 2015, Pigott was shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award and has featured in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.