Tony Cragg, ‘Listeners’, 2015, Outset: Benefit Auction 2017

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From the Catalogue:
Tony Cragg is one of the world’s foremost sculptors. Constantly pushing to find new relations between people and the material world, there is no limit to the materials he might use, as there are no limits to the ideas or forms he might conceive. Cragg understands sculpture as a study of how material affect and form our ideas and emotions. His work does not imitate nature and what we look like, rather it concerns itself with why we look like we do and why we are as we are.
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About Tony Cragg

Turner Prize-winning sculptor Tony Cragg emerged in the late 1970s with a bold practice that questioned and tested the limits of a wide variety of traditional sculptural materials, including bronze, steel, glass, wood, and stone. “I’m an absolute materialist, and for me material is exciting and ultimately sublime,” he has said. Eschewing factory fabrication of his works, Cragg has been known to merge contemporary industrial materials with the suggestion of the functional forms of mundane objects and ancient vessels—like jars, bottles, and test tubes—resulting in sublime, sinuous, and twisting forms. One of his best-known works is Terris Novalis (1997), an enormous, enigmatic public steel sculpture of engineering instruments. “When I’m involved in making sculpture, I’m looking for a system of belief or ethics in the material,” he says. “I want that material to have a dynamic, to push and move and grow.

British, b. 1949, Liverpool, United Kingdom, based in Wuppertal, Germany

Solo Shows

2018
Museo Nivola, 
Orani, Italy,
Endless Form
2018
Fundación Hortensia Herrero, 
Valencia, Spain,
Seis Esculturas
2017
Tony Cragg. BLACK DRAWING

Group Shows

2017
Contini Art UK, 
London,
The Stone Age
2015
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