About the Artwork
Working with ready-mades and often incongruous found items, Richard Wentworth transforms, juxtaposes and manipulates them into arrangements that subvert their intended use and undermine their supposedly routine and ‘fixed’ nature. These displaced everyday objects are brought to the viewer’s attention casting a light to the surrealistic quality of the mundane.
Such is the case of Twenty-Four Hour Flag (1992) where an assemblage of kitchen chairs are inexplicably suspended from the edge of the building drawing the viewers attention to the sky in the City of London. As the artist puts is “The best place in cities is the skyline. It’s where ‘we’ meet ‘nature’. Look up!”.
Copyright the artist, courtesy of Lisson Gallery, London. Photo © Robb Mcrae
steel and laminate