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Jay Riggio’s Artist Portfolio
Los Angeles, California, USA
Jay Riggio challenges material notions of collage with a new body of work that places paper and paint in layered resin on wood panels. The artist assembles the fragments using resin and places the composition on a shaped wood panel. “I was making works on paper for years. But in the last few, I began experimenting with resin and using paper and paint between layers of resin,” writes Riggio. “The work has a lot more depth and dimension that’s created through the cast shadows within the resin layers. The type of work I do now feels more like sculpture with the incorporation of shaped wood and separate assemblage appendages that I have incorporated into each piece.”
Jay Riggio is a self-taught artist. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, as well as London, Sydney, and Irvine, Scotland. His commissioned illustration work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Brooklyn Magazine and Vulture, on skateboards by The Killing Floor and Lovesick, on Troegs Beer, on albums issued by Audiophone and Yellow K records, among others. Originally from Long Island, New York, the artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Learn more at www.jayriggioart.com.