David Rickard created YIELD a public sculpture from aluminum collected from local communities in Belval who became shareholders in the work. In the future the sculpture will re-melted and cast into a series of small objects for redistribution back to the local shareholders.
David Rickard is a New Zealand born artist who lives and works in London, UK. Following a degree in architecture he went on to study art at Accademia di Brera in Milan and Central Saint Martins in London. His original studies in architecture have had a lasting impact on his art practice, embedding queries of material and spatial perception deep into his work. Through a process-based practice his works investigate the inherent material properties of our surrounding environment and the spatial relationships between people, objects and architecture.
His works have been exhibited at the Royal Society of Sciences in London, at the 54th Venice Biennale, the NEST gallery in The Hague , at the Luis Adelantado Gallery in Valencia. His recent projects include: Vanishing Point, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London (2013); All Vertical Lines Intersect, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice (2013); New Art Section, Art Brussels (2015) and Early one morning, Serra dei Giardini, Venice (2015) .