Through his bold and vibrant work James Rigler explores the way in which familiar objects hold a multiplicity of associations, culturally and historically. His solo show in the Marsden Woo Project Space, The Lost World, which took place in summer 2011, featured objects cut adrift from their original contexts that had lost their intended significance to take on new meanings. His epic and puzzling scenarios are reminders of just how much our perception of normality in the material world depends on learned rules of classification. Rigler studied Architecture at the Bartlett School, UCL (1998 – 99), 3D Craft at the University of Brighton (1999 – 2002) and Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art (2005 – 07). His work has been exhibited internationally, and he has undertaken residencies at the International Ceramics Research Centre, Guldergaard, Denmark, the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, and Cove Park, Scotland. Recent commissions include a table for Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, and an installation for the restaurant Zizzi Central, St Giles in London.