"Cerith's work always evokes associations of loss and potential, of something almost present but not quite visible - like a ghost in the room. There is a beautiful absence even amongst all the glass and lights and bling of his works. Elective Affinity's apparent simplicity is in fact balancing the weight of its place in the particular art history of 'text works in neon', its philosophical context. Originally it was shown installed between two potted plants, a nod to understatement. Everything is exposed (the wires, the pots for the plants) and yet nothing is really revealed."
The 8: Charles Riva
What is your line of work?
Owner of Charles Riva Collection, Co-owner of Sutton Lane Gallery
If you were a work of art, which one would you be?
Jeff Koons' Pink Panther
What is your earliest memory of art?
My first memory was seeing Tom Wesselman's "American Nude" at 10 years old at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne.
Which museum/foundation would you like to be locked in one night?
I would love to be locked in The Beyeler Foundation in Basel for one night.