Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tony Cragg

Tony Cragg was born in Liverpool in 1949. He worked originally as a laboratory technician at the Natural Rubber Producers Research Association until a few years later when he attended Gloucestershire College of Art and Design. He does a lot of work with thing that look likes molecules since he was originally trained to be a biologist. “I think that objects have the capability to carry valuable information for us, but most objects are made in ways which are irresponsible and manipulative.”Tony Cragg is known for his broad use of materials including plastic, wood, stone, metal and industrial objects such as glass bottles. He tries many different materials and then expands what their usual use would be depending on the object.

Grey Moon, 1985
Plastic found objects
7' 2 5/8" x 52" (220 x 132.1 cm)

Stack, 1975
Mixed Media
2000x 2000x 2000 mm (unconfirmed)

Kahzernarbeit, 1985
  • Wooden coat-stand with brass hooks; plastic waste-pipe elements;
  • suitcase in imitation leather with metal hinges and fixtures;
  • metal milk churn with plastic top and string
  • Size 184.50 x 259.00 x 103.00 cm

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