Eduardo Paolozzi, ‘Girot’, 1964, Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase

About Eduardo Paolozzi

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.

Scottish, 1924-2005, Leith, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

Group Shows on Artsy

Dedicated by the Artist to Someone Special, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
Sculpture in the Sixties, Pangolin, London
Works on Paper, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Richmond

Fair History on Artsy