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Christopher Riggio

MA work

Paste

This body of work entitled Paste is a portrayal of ornamentation within utility. The aesthetic quality of the vases, carrier vessels and jars he creates simulates the refinement of French luxury goods conglomerate Cartier of the late 1920’s period.

My explorations were triggered by the heightened material contrast observed in the painting Moon in Venice by Italian artist Lucio Fontana. Through an act of layering, I draw attention to a sustainable luxury.  Paste evocates a subtlety of materials and their points of convergence through the use of simulated gemstones and, glass inlay, and through the decorative use of fractured glass.

Whilst safeguarding David Pye’s theory of the workmanship of risk, I uncover a desire to revive lost glamour and to evoke a sense of nostalgia through new material sophistication.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2017

  • Christopher Riggio’s work is centered on ornamentation within utility. The aesthetic quality of the vases, carrier vessels and jars he creates simulates the refinement of French luxury goods conglomerate Cartier of the late 1920’s period.

    Christopher Riggio’s explorations were triggered by the heightened material contrast observed in the painting Moon in Venice by Italian artist Lucio Fontana. Through an act of layering, he draws attention to a sustainable luxury. His work Paste evocates a subtlety of materials and their points of convergence through the use of simulated gemstones and, glass inlay, and through the decorative use of fractured glass.

    Whilst safeguarding David Pye’s theory of the workmanship of risk, Christopher Riggio uncovers a desire to revive lost glamour and to evoke a sense of nostalgia through new material sophistication.



  • Degrees

  • BA Sculpture Major, Concordia University, 2009