Entries tagged with ‘Tony Cragg’

Poised between figuration and abstraction, the form of Versus is composed of over sixty different profiles that combine in an emotive and powerful bronze assemblage. In its dynamic sense of movement, …

To be ‘tongue in cheek’ is to be glib, humorous and light–hearted. This sense of lightness is suggested by the perforations that pierce and soften the heavy bronze and the cavernous opening, which run…

Much of Cragg's recent work comprises anthropomorphised monumental works which hint towards representations of the human face through the manipulation of bronze and stainless steel into undulating and…

2008

Luke

Luke belongs to a group of works named Rational Beings. According to Tony Cragg:"The main concern in these works is the relationship between that which we call geometric and that which we call organic…

I'm Alive exudes movement and vitality and is the perfect expression of its title. It is simple, serpentine and, despite its highly wrought form and reflective surface, is wholly naturalistic. The pie…

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow appears to have been subject to wind and water erosion resulting in its smooth, rolling and topographical form. Cragg’s use of natural stone compliments his desire to portray…

As a result of its four bulbous legs, Formulations (Stance) is akin to an odd, over-sized, black rubber chair or a mindless, mutant animal. Unlike the vast majority of Cragg's recent work, the piece p…

Declination is one of the works from Tony Cragg's Early Forms series that is elevated from the ground. The sculpture has been made to balance on three points, which makes the two–tonne structure seem …

Cast Glances is from Cragg’s Rational Beings series. Manipulated almost beyond recognition, the piece comprises elliptical ‘slices’ arranged on top of one another around a vertical axis, allowing them…

Bent of Mind appears to be in the process of metamorphosis, as if changing from one form into another, thus confronting the broader idea of evolution itself. It wrestles with, as Cragg puts it “man’s …

Tony Cragg is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary sculptors. Working in stone, wood, glass, aluminium, cast bronze, iron, and found objects including plastic consumer goods and rubbish, his practic…

2011

4pm

The patina of this sculpture is deliberately developed to resemble rust, in order to suggest that the sculpture had been left exposed to the elements. This aesthetic is in fact an artificial process t…

This tall slender stainless steel sculpture was the largest work to be exhibited as part of the exhibition on Exhibition Road in 2012, but it appears to maintain a particular weightlessness. This appa…