Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
There has been so many exhibits I would have love to write about, like the Thomas Huseago oudoor exhibit at the Edinburgh Botanical Garden or the fantastic Rauschenberg exhibit at the Inverleith House.
But I find myself in the mood for Tony Cragg's dreamy, smart and wavy sculptures. The volume of his work at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is immense and astonishing, showing about 50 sculptures from the last 15 years.
Tony Cragg was born in Liverpool in 1949. He studied science as well as art, a unique combination that has brought forth his excellent play with materials. He started out with experimenting with rubber, then using found materials like man-made waste, broken toys, plastic bottles and chair seats in the late 70´s. In the 80´s he began casting in Iron and Bronze, then finding a way to attach color to cast bronze in the early 2000. While he also has been working with wood, stone, steel and fiberglas he has also been creating a lot of drawings.
Hollow Head, 2011
All of Tony Cragg's sculptures are handmade, a team of assistants helps out with the completion. The dynamical precision feels utterly complete.
Lost in thought, (insert) 2011
Tony Cragg studied at, Glouchestershire College of Art, Wimbledon School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. He is now a Professor and The Principal at the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf. Perhaps one more reason to consider studying there, for the once that are on the lookout?