100 x 80 x 70 cm (39 3/8 x 31 1/2 x 27 5/8 in.)
signed, numbered 3/6 and with foundry mark on the base of the sculpture unique work from a series of 6
In his sculptural and plastic works, Tony Cragg is primarily interested in the visual impact, while he subordinates haptic and physical qualities to this primacy. In fact, it is even a synesthetic experience, thus the blending of sensory perceptions, which Cragg explores in his works. The contradiction between the fleeting, flowing impression and the massiveness and stability of the material dynamises the viewing of the sculpture, and it is precisely this visual impression that Tony Cragg is concerned with. While Cragg was still fascinated by natural forms and their inexhaustible variety in his early works to such an extent that he directly incorporated them into his work unchanged in the form of found objects, he increasingly began to recreate this repertoire of shapes in his continuing work and to recombine them. He developed his sculptures from these formulations, no longer from the pure combination of existing material. The impression of flowing, of the fleetingness and constant change of the visible, the incomprehensible, which contrasts with the massiveness of the object - this is the exploration of visual perception and its interpretation by the viewer that Tony Cragg's sculptures are engaged in.