Tony Cragg is a British sculptor best known for his sculptures which use diverse materials ranging from found objects to the more traditional bronze, wood, and glass.Cragg was born in Liverpool and spent two years working as a lab technician before attending the Gloucestershire College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in London.Cragg incorporated materials such as pieces of plastic, detritus from construction sites, and household wares into his sculptures, creating flat mosaics and three-dimensional works with serrated and stacked elements.In the early 1980s Cragg gradually moved away from installation art and began to examine more closely the individual objects used as parts of his larger constellations.This was the beginning of his engagement and experimentation with the properties and possibilities of a wide range of more permanent materials in the form of wood, plaster, stone, fiberglass, Kevlar, stainless steel, cast iron and bronze.Craggs’ sculptures embody a frozen moment of movement, resulting in swirling abstractions.His work investigates the possibilities of manipulating every day, familiar containers and the ways in which they can morph into and around one another in space.
More of Tony Cragg‘s wonderful sculptures can be found at https://www.galerieklueser.com/en/artists/tony-cragg/ and http://www.artnet.com/artists/tony-cragg/.
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You know what’s funny — I was looking at my post this evening and I thought the same thing… especially the tall outside ones. Like that silver one!
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Some of these sculptures appear to defy gravity.