MATRIX by Tony Cragg

イギリス人彫刻家、トニー・クラッグ(Tony Cragg)の作品集。ドイツ・ヴッパタール在住の作者は、同世代のアーティストの中では世界で最も影響力のある彫刻家のひとりである。

作者は自分の身の回りから素材を集め、整理し、組み合わせ、人間と環境とのさまざまな関係をテーマにした作品を作る。以前からこうした関係性に注目してきた作者は、誰もが良く知っている主題と物理的な世界を私たちには思いもよらない方法でつなぎ、多種多様な「かたちの言語」や素材を巧みに使いこなして表現する。1980年代初頭から今日に至るまで、大理石、木、ガラス、ブロンズ、ファイバーグラスなどを素材として使い、初期には具象的だった自身の彫刻の言語を複雑な抽象表現へと昇華させていった。

本作品集では、近作に加え、作者自身が選んだ初期の作品も収録。選ばれた個々の作品には、マトリックスのような作者の世界の全てが反映されている。

Anthony Cragg (born 1949 in Liverpool, lives in Wuppertal) is one of the world’s most influential sculptors of his generation. Already in 1985 the kestnergesellschaft presented his sculptural work, which at that time were still mainly from the composition of everyday objects.

Via collecting, organizing and joining materials which he finds around him, Cragg thematizes the various relations of man to his environment. This is still a main focus in Craggs work, which annexes in constantly surprising manners the subject and body worlds well-known to us and expresses them in a rich variety of form languages as well as through his virtuoso handling of various materials. Since the early 1980s until today, Cragg has been working with marble, wood, glass, bronze and fiberglass and converted his sculptural language, which has at first been figurative, into complex abstractions.

In his new catalog a combination of recent works and a selection of earlier works by the artist will be presented. The selected individual pieces will reflect matrix-like the entire universe of Cragg.

by Tony Cragg

REGULAR PRICE $31.00

hardcover
148 pages
210 x 312 mm
color
2013

published by VERLAG FÜR MODERNE KUNST