The art installations defining outdoor spaces
Artist: Anthony Cragg
Location: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes, France
Blain Southern gallery is returning for its second summer sojourn at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in the French Riviera, this time bringing a series of monumental sculptures by Anthony Cragg. The totems in this exhibition form part of two larger groups of work, Early Form and Rational Beings, which the artist has been developing since the 1990s. The works (pictured, Tommy, 2013, fibreglass) derive their forms from the contours of gestural drawings, which Cragg then realises three-dimensionally using hefty, circular or oval discs which are superimposed (often vertically), glued together and then covered with a ‘skin’. The underlying structure of these sculptures gives their skin the tension of a membrane, reflecting the basic structures of many organisms, organs, plants and animals.
Published at Wed, 03 Nov 2021 15:10:40 +0000