The art installations defining outdoor spaces

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    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.

    ‘Anthony Cragg at the Oetker Collection’, 9 May – 18 October, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. blainsouthern.com. Photography: Charles Duprat

    Published at Wed, 03 Nov 2021 15:10:40 +0000

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