Past

Tony Cragg: Sculptures and Drawings

  • 30th July − 6th November 2011 | Modern One (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art) | £7 (£5)

Process

In the mid-1980s Cragg began casting in iron and bronze, and using materials such as wood, plaster, steel, polystyrene and glass.

Unusually, given their scale and complexity, Cragg makes all of his sculptures by hand, employing a team of assistants to bring them to completion.  This painstaking process is the stimulus to everything that the artist does — through making one work he finds inspiration for the next.

In addition, this approach to his work has led to it being made in ‘family groups’ or series.  Works from two of these — Early Forms and Rational Beings — comprise the major component of this exhibition

Next: Early Forms