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b. 1984, USA

Douglas Rieger Biography

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).

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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.

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

Text courtesy Capsule Shanghai.

Douglas Rieger Featured Artworks

End of the Night by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork sculpture
Douglas RiegerEnd of the Night, 2021Wood, silicone, rubber gasket
57.1 x 25.4 x 12.7 cm
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Hard.Apple.Flesh by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork works on paper, sculpture
Douglas RiegerHard.Apple.Flesh, 2021Wood, paint, rubber band, bead chain, felt, sock, rubber gasket
53.3 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Big Nude by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork sculpture
Douglas RiegerBig Nude, 2021Wood, paint
221 x 76.2 x 81.3 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Cones and Felt by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork sculpture
Douglas RiegerCones and Felt, 2021Wood, bead chain, steel, upholstery
86.4 x 78.7 x 15.2 cm
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Instrument by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork sculpture
Douglas RiegerInstrument, 2021Wood, rubber, vinyl, steel, rubber bands, upholstery

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Witch Finger by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork sculpture
Douglas RiegerWitch Finger, 2021Wood, steel, upholstery
91.4 x 68.6 x 10.2 cm
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Skull by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork sculpture
Douglas RiegerSkull, 2017Wood, cement, bead chain, paint
55.88 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm
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Gentleman by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork sculpture
Douglas RiegerGentleman, 2018Wood, silicone, bead chain, cement, rubber band
152.4 x 68.6 x 61 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery

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