Darren Rigo is a Toronto-based artist who creates work inspired by natural and urban environments, community and history. His practice reacts to location as a source of inspiration while considering the endlessly evolving nature of photography. He received a BFA from OCAD University, where he majored in photography. He recently completed residencies at AIAV (Japan), Leveld Kunstnartun (Norway), AIRY (Japan). His work has also been included in the collections of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan.
It is part of my nature to seek solitude once in a while. If I am stuck in the city for too long of a stretch, I feel compelled to go roam in the wild. Every time I go, I happen upon a funny thing or two; this could be an unusual mushroom, a tree that has grown in a strange shape, or an unusual marking left behind by some unknown creature. Nature always offers up these surprising curiosities that draw me back and keep me interested in spending time away from it all.
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