Listen as featured ‘Walk On’ artist, Richard Wentworth talks about his sculptural practice, which is based on transforming everyday objects through small alterations or juxtapositions. Wentworth is engaged in walking as an activity, which allows him to make accidental discoveries and produce unplanned creative responses.
The ongoing series ‘Making Do and Getting By’ is the product of his walks, which document chance findings on the street, where people have hastily manipulated objects to solve a pressing practical problem. The series is a record of Wentworth’s journeys into the world. They have been undertaken with a sculptor’s eye and an anthropologist’s view of material culture.
Richard Wentworth (b. 1947) is one of Britain’s most influential artists and a leading figure in New British Sculpture. He lives and works in London. Major solo presentations include Black Maria with Gruppe, Kings Cross (2013), Whitechapel Gallery (2010); 52nd Venice Biennale (2009); Tate Liverpool (2005); Artangel (2002); Bonner Kunstverein (1998); Stedelijk Museum (1994); Serpentine Gallery (1993).