1975 · New Zealand
Fascinated by the ways in which we perceive the world around us, New Zealand artist David Rickard explores the distance between our perceptions and reality in his dynamic body of work.
Working across a variety of media to push the bounds of his selected media, Rickard sees his art as a means of engaging with the viewer and asks them to become an active participant in each work he creates. Investigating the surface of his creations, for instance, or exploring the neat, meticulous geometry within a composition’s patterns are ways in which Rickard asks his audience to activate each installation.
Born in New Zealand in 1975, Rickard earned an architecture degree before training at the Accademia di Brera in Milan as well as at Central Saint Martins in London, where he is now based. He has been exhibiting his work among an ever-widening array of galleries. His recent solo exhibitions include “Test Flights” at Economist Plaza in London, United Kingdom (2010); “What you know is not what you see” at Canal 05 in Brussels, Belgium (2014); and “We are all Astronauts” at Otto Zoo in Milan, Italy (2017).