The Polymorphic Sculptures of Tony Cragg and His First Personal Exhibition in Shanghai

The Polymorphic Sculptures of Tony Cragg and His First Personal Exhibition in Shanghai
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For the first personal exhibition of Tony Cragg in China after his important retrospective at the CAFA Museum of Beijing in 2012, the British artist, resident in Germany for decades, presents a selection of recent works in bronze, stone and wood. Sculptures which appear like composite entities, polymorphic, created with stacked and stratified elements like geologic slabs, highlighting the distinctive practice of an artist who has been a point of reference for global contemporary at since the 1970s. For Cragg, sculpture allows him to redefine familiar objects and translate them into unknown forms to be explored, using a language of mathematics and reason, complex organic forms which the individual responds to with the senses and emotions. A short circuit of forms and materials that explores the ontological, physical and metaphysical values of the world, of the individual and the objects that surround them; an opportunity for the public to embrace the multifaceted and inventive output of the artist.
Manuela Lietti - © 2021 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai