hadrian pigott

Exhibition open to the public on
Fridays 2-7pm,
Saturdays 9am-noon
18th May - 6th July 2002
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street,
London WC1E 7HT





Hadrian Pigott
Edition 22/25 1995
Materials : Pink & Blue soap,
printed label and cellophane
Size: 22cm X 23cm X 6cm

'Proud of it (15mm/.45cal)'
Hadrian Pigott
Edition of 2/3 1996
Materials: Set of four colour photographs
Size: 35cm x 50cm per print

For several years Hadrian Pigott made a series of sculptures, photographs and video pieces that examine the complex of personal, social and commercial issues that collide in the Western bathroom, creating a number of works that raise questions about commercial colonialism and the addictive nature of soap.

For Hygiene, Pigott presents his work ‘SAPONITON’; a large soap bar made in the form of a drug capsule and presented in medical packaging. ‘Proud of it’ features a set of four colour photographs that depict an apparently manufactured product presented as if in a commercial promotion. The sequence depicts the removal of the object from a black attaché case. The aesthetics of a weapon and wash tap are conflated strangely combining notions of violence and cleanliness.

He trained at the Royal College receiving the Eduardo Paolozzi Travel scholarship in 1992 and gaining an MA in sculpture in 1993. He has exhibited widely both abroad and in the UK, including Hypergienics at the Victoria Miro Gallery in 1998 and Young British Artist V at the Saatchi Gallery in 1996.

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