Edition 22/25 1995
Materials : Pink & Blue soap,
printed label and cellophane
Size: 22cm X 23cm X 6cm
'Proud of it (15mm/.45cal)'
Edition of 2/3 1996
Materials: Set of four colour photographs
Size: 35cm x 50cm per print
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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