Andrew Riggins-Collage Artist
Andrew Riggins' work is best described as exposed. Taking raw forms and transforming them into something both grotesque and striking, Riggins makes the observer simultaneously aware of the beauty and mortality of the human condition.
Riggins is prolific, describing his relationship with his work as an 'addiction' that inspires him to complete at least one piece a week. He has discovered how to collage quantity with quality, which is an art itself, and his addiction keeps him well-versed in his craft.
Riggins has recently been selected as one of Beautiul/Decay Magazine's Best of 2011 for his "Anatomy" series, which takes the human figure and distorts in in a manner that makes the figures both misshapen and fascinating.
Self-taught, the artist has a vast array of talents, ranging from photography to digital media. He co-owns Krank Empire, a growing full service multi-media production house, specializing in everything from screen printing to webdesign, with Riggins as the head web designer.
Riggins has also dabbled in light design in photography, as showcased on his website, www.andrewriggins.com . Although he is an artist with a variety of talents that are rapidly expanding, but he is still devoted to his collage addiction.
"Scissors are my main art tool," Riggins says.