Eduardo Paolozzi

Scottish, 1924-2005

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Eduardo Paolozzi

Scottish, 1924-2005

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Fascinated by modern machines and technology, Eduardo Paolozzi produced graphic art, collages, pottery, films, mosaics, and sculptures inspired by industrial engineering. His early bronze sculptures of anguished human figures incorporated impressions made by machines as well as found objects, synthesizing them to evoke new associations. This later developed into a new process of piecing together works from prefabricated aluminum and brass casting molds; the resulting geometric human forms have often been described as “totems for the technological age.” Crucially, Paolozzi came to embrace technology rather than perceiving it as a demon to be feared, and wrote and lectured extensively on how popular culture and science should inform sculpture. He is often cited as an important exponent of Surrealism in Great Britain, as well as an influence on Pop Art.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Fascinated by modern machines and technology, Eduardo Paolozzi produced graphic art, collages, pottery, films, mosaics, and sculptures inspired by industrial engineering. His early bronze sculptures of anguished human figures incorporated impressions made by machines as well as found objects, synthesizing them to evoke new associations. This later developed into a new process of piecing together works from prefabricated aluminum and brass casting molds; the resulting geometric human forms have often been described as “totems for the technological age.” Crucially, Paolozzi came to embrace technology rather than perceiving it as a demon to be feared, and wrote and lectured extensively on how popular culture and science should inform sculpture. He is often cited as an important exponent of Surrealism in Great Britain, as well as an influence on Pop Art.

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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
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