Tony Cragg: Wall Reliefs

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30 Cork St, W1S 3NG, London, UK
Open: Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm


Tony Cragg: Wall Reliefs

to Thu 22 Dec 2022

Artist: Tony Cragg

30 Cork St, W1S 3NG Tony Cragg: Wall Reliefs

Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm

Holtermann Fine Art presents an exhibition revisiting early plastic works Tony Cragg made in the 1980s.


New Figuration, 1985

Found Plastic
259 x 208 cm / 102 x 81 7/8 in

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African Culture Myth, 1984

Found plastic
305 x 98 cm / 120 1/8 x 38 5/8 in

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Highlighting very current themes of salvaging and recycling found plastic pieces, Cragg conjures a sense of beauty and poignancy through this versatile material, understanding its sculptural and reproductive possibilities, but also aware that it was already being found in the landscape, as a new industrial layer within the geological sediment of the modern world.

Tony Cragg has been working and exhibiting since 1969. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London and has lived in Wuppertal since 1977. He has participated in documenta 7 and 8 and represented Britain at the Biennale in Venice in 1988. He is recipient of the Turner Prize at the Tate Gallery, London in 1988, the prestigious Praemium Imperiale Award, Tokyo in 2007 and the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2017.

He held professorships in the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he was director from 2009 to 2013. He has exhibited extensively in museums worldwide: Tate Gallery, London (1988), Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Duesseldorf (1989), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and Musée du Louvre, Paris (2011), Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (2013), Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (2016), Boboli Gardens, Florence (2019), MuBE, Sao Paulo (2019) and Houghton Hall, Norfolk (2021).

Courtesy of the artist and Holtermann Fine Art, London

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