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Douglas Rieger Biography

"I look for repressed personality types in objects. The weathered, the repaired, the restored, the salvaged, the fresh, the applied, the new, the formed, the abandoned, the found, anything that calls to the effect placed on an object indicating who is using has used who made for what when how. How the intentions behind that object may also involve a subconscious desire within. Within the form, the color, the material, the hand of the maker leaves behind a residue that injects the makers person into the object.

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My work is aggressive and languid, utilitarian and abstract. It has a perversity, and humor giving it a muddy sexuality that blends the body and the mechanism. The works are not meant to fit a logic, they are a dialogue between machine and operator." — Douglas Rieger

Douglas Rieger (b. 1984, Pittsburgh PA) lives and works in New York, NY. He received his MFA from Yale in 2016 and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. Rieger’s work has been exhibited at Helena Anrather Gallery (New York, NY), Thierry Goldberg Gallery (New York, NY), 67 Ludlow Gallery (New York, NY), 1708 Gallery (Richmond, VA), E.Tay Gallery (New York, NY), Parallelogram Gallery (Tampa, FL).

Douglas Rieger Featured Artworks

Skull by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork
Douglas RiegerSkull, 2017Wood, cement, bead chain, paint
55.88 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Part Indefinetely by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork
Douglas RiegerPart Indefinetely, 2018Wood, silicone, shoe lace, rubber band, bead chain
144.78 x 50.8 x 38.1 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Gentleman by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork
Douglas RiegerGentleman, 2018Wood, silicone, bead chain, cement, rubber band
152.4 x 68.6 x 61 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Flasher by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork
Douglas RiegerFlasher, 2017Wood, silicone, chain, paint, rubber band
158.75 x 48.26 x 30.48 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Cement Head by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork
Douglas RiegerCement Head, 2016Wood, silicone, cement, EPDM rubber, bandage tape, paint, belt
179 x 30.5 x 40.6 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery

Douglas Rieger Represented By

Capsule Shanghai contemporary art gallery in Shanghai, China Capsule Shanghai Shanghai

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