Skulpturenpark Köln

KölnSkulptur #7
Participating artists
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Tony Cragg
Tony Cragg
Wirbelsäule - The Articulated Column, 1996
bronze, aeruginous

Loan Michael and Eleonore Stoffel Stiftung
represented at KölnSkulptur 1 2 3 4 6 7
The work of Tony Cragg (b. 1949 in Liverpool), member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and the Royal Academy in London, is characterised by an intensive, dynamic interaction between material, surface and form. What emerges are abstract sculptures whose seemingly cool construction finds the models for its ideal-typical fundamental forms and dynamic energies in nature. Titles like The Articulated Column and Early Forms evoke evolutionary processes and create connections with humans that are mostly lacking in abstract sculpture. Cragg's work always offers us intuitive access, a sign of the artist's endeavour to create art which, in a complex technical and artificial environment, "expresses human thinking and feeling through all inanimate materials".