Richard Deacon

 
One of the main representatives of the “New British Sculpture”, alongside Tony Cragg, Antony Caro, or Anish Kapoor, Welsh sculptor Richard Deacon is among the most outstanding sculptors of his generation, although he prefers to define himself differently: “I do not sculpt, I do not model, I make.” In his abstract works, which often refers to anatomical features, he doesn't use the subject as the starting point of the creation but enhances the choice of materials he uses as his own language. The curve is important to the aesthetics of his works, and the fragility or the thinness of the materials used give to his work a poetic spirit. He doesn't attempt to conceal the processes of assembly, on the contrary, he accentuates it, rivets, ball, glue, form an integral part of the final work.

(external link : www.richarddeacon.net)
 
Richard Deacon - Water Under the Bridge
2008
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jannink - L'art en écrit
An artistic reflection on Deacon's project for 2008 Saragossa International Exhibition, on the theme of water and its associated elements.
Richard Deacon - Water Under the Bridge - Limited edition
2008
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jannink - L'art en écrit
An artistic reflection on Deacon's project for 2008 Saragossa International Exhibition, on the theme of water and its associated elements. The limited editon of the book contains an original and unique drawing signed by the artist.


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