A striking use of colour characterises Cragg’s art, as he balances restraint and risk to create works of resplendent effect
Tony Cragg (1949–) spent much of the Seventies immersed in Britain’s most prolific art schools, moving between Gloucestershire College Of Art and Wimbledon School Of Art, before training at the Royal College Of Art. In 1977, he moved to Wuppertal, Germany, where he is still based today as a practicing sculptor and teacher at Düsseldorf’s Kunstakademie. In 1988, the year Cragg was Britain’s ambassador at the Venice Biennale, he was too the recipient of the illustrious Turner Prize. Since then, he has exhibited widely throughout Europe, where his reputation, for works inspired by the British landscape, precedes him.
A striking use of colour characterises Cragg’s art, as he balances restraint and risk to create works of resplendent effect. In recent years, his list of accolades has grown to include honorary professorships and a number of retrospectives, including shows at Tate Liverpool and the Scottish National Gallery.
H 117 x W 130 x D 75 cm
H 46,1 x W 51,2 x D 29,6 inches
One of five versions
Approx. 300 kg
H 76 x 80 x 66 cm
H 30 x 31 x 26 inches
H 80 x W 120 x D 77 cm
H 31,5 x W 47,3 x D 30,4 inches