Monday, April 12, 2010

Richard Deacon

Richard Deacon was born on August 15th, 1949 in Bangor, Wales. He studied at Somerset College of Art, Taunton (1968), St Martin’s School of Art, London (1970-73) and the Royal College of Art (1974-77) where he gained an MA in Environmental Media.Deacon’s work is abstract, but often alludes to anatomical functions. His works are often constructed from everyday materials such as laminated plywood, and he calls himself a “fabricator” rather than a “sculptor”. His early pieces are typically made up of sleek curved forms, with later works sometimes more bulky.

Kiss and Tell
 1989, epoxy, timber, plywood, & steel
 175 x 233 x 162 cm

Time after Time
 1992-1995, Stainless steel
 h: 3 x w: 142.5 x d: 222 cm

Read Sea Crossing
 2003, Oak and stainless steel in two parts
 163 x 345 x 320 cm and 204 x 520 x 390 cm

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