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