Richard Deacon’s voluptuous abstract forms since the 1980s and, hugely influential, visible in major public commissions around the world.• His voracious appetite for material has seen him move between laminated wood, stainless steel, corrugated iron, polycarbonate, marble, clay, vinyl, foam and leather.• “Changing materials from one work to the next is a way of beginning again each time” Deacon describes himself as a ‘fabricator’, emphasising the construction behind the finished object.
Tony Cragg is one of the world’s foremost sculptors. Constantly pushing to find new relations between people and the material world, there is no limit to the materials he might use, as there are no limits to the ideas or forms, he might conceive.• The Stacked works present a taxonomical understanding of the world, as the manmade objects are “fossilised keys to a past time which is our present”.• the artist presents a selection of complex polymorphic sculptures, rendered in bronze, wood and steel, including a new series of works• the creation of solid, cohesive forms out of small, disparate parts has been a constant in his work, spanning over five decades of making.
Perhaps best-known for his 200-tonne Angel of the North installation near Gateshead, and his project involving 2,400 members of the public for Trafalgar Square’s the Fourth Plinth, Antony Gormley is one of the UK’s most celebrated sculptors.RA Exhibition explores Gormley’s wide-ranging use of organic, industrial and elemental materials over the years, including iron, steel, hand-beaten lead, seawater and clay.early works from the 1970s and 1980s, some of which led to Gormley using his own body as a tool to create work, as well as a selection of his pocket sketchbooks and drawings.
Jeff Koons released“BalloonDogs”as part of his“Celebration”series in 1993. These playful sculptures are now among the most iconic works of contemporary art.Koons has also created smaller, collectible versions of this sculpture, as well as balloon swans, rabbits, monkeys, and even Venuses.produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces.at least two record auction prices for a work by a living artist, including $91.1 million with fees in May 2019, for his Rabbit purchased by Steven A. Cohen.
American artist known for her intricate sculptures based on sinuous organic forms .Used galvanised wire, stone, and bronze, Asawa crafted nest-like works inspired by native Mexican basket-weaving techniques.intricate, dynamic, and sinuous works, begun in the late 1940s, notions of sculpture through lightness and transparency. Asawa also produced numerous drawings and prints that, like her wire sculptures, are built on simple, repeated gestures that accumulate into complex compositions.