Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
11 Sep → 17 Oct 2020
From Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. Closed Monday and Sunday.
Between softness and brutality, Tony Cragg's work connects the material world of man to that of nature. The British artist has been able to create his own sculptural language over the years. Always in search of new materials and assemblages, mother nature is his first source of inspiration. Bronze, wood, stainless steel... Raw materials are at the heart of the experimental approach that the artist has taken since the beginning of his career. An accomplished contemporary sculptor, this exhibition will introduce you to the complex yet balanced sculptures of Tony Cragg. Some of them will remind you of Brancusi's sculptures, with their slender forms. Others evoke rather the movement, marked by their circular shape. The whole is to be considered as an interdependent whole, an ecosystem where forms interact. Organic or simple objects with no real function, you are free to see these works as you wish! Note however that Tony Cragg is inspired by nature but does not copy it, the goal being to find new forms and to draw emotions from it. These sculptures with a complex aspect form a harmonious figurative landscape, yet well anchored in our reality ...