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Anthony Caro

Caro uses found industrial objects that engage the spectator on a one-to-one basis. Using various bright colours, the sculptures confront the spectator into conversation, displaying a radical departure from previous sculpture works of the generation. There is no recorded reason for the colours used in specific instances, however each colour of the works is unique. […]

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Martin Puryear

Puryear is recognised for a fiercely independent visual language of object making. There is a strong combination of practices adapted from different traditions to create objects based on abstract organic forms with rich psychological, cultural, and historical references. Wood carving, joinery, boat building and technology are just some of the practices involved within the design […]

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Artist Talk: Daniel Hauser and Marie-Antoinette Chiarenza

‘Relax’ Hauser and Chiarenza have worked together on many different projects, often using the same objects and concepts in multiple exhibitions and situations. They adapt the common vocabulary of society that which acts like a tag in a non-/stable aesthetic. This was used in fifty fifty in which the big is versus the small but […]

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William Forsythe

Forsythe is an innovator in choreography and dance, developing experimental installations, film works, and discrete, interactive sculptures. Each of his works involves the audience, whether it be through the active viewing of the work, or through participation, the choreography of each piece is designed down to the last detail. There is a serene simplicity to […]

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Rachel Whiteread

Whiteread casts everyday settings, objects, and surfaces in ghostly, free replicas. There is almost a practical use to the cases, suggesting a new permanence, imbued with memory. A childhood surrounded and influenced from architecture and art allowed Whiteread to look up and process the fluidity between the two. The processes of looking, emptying, and filling […]

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Natasha Perova

Perova explores the relationship between the materials of the everyday and of smooth construction. The often fragile nature of some of the materials she uses such as newspaper or pillows, can be found squished, folded and rolled between smooth dark blocks. The juxtaposition between these elements can be confusing, but present an alternative nature of […]

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Tulio Pinto

Pinto is interested in all contingent, changeable, and temporary materials within sculptures that establish tensions and defy gravity and balance. Translated into the sculpture is his feelings on the world that pulses around him as well as human relations. The materials oppose each other to form that unknowing relation as well as a shifting and […]

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Artist Influences and Research Studio 3

Artist Talk: Barbara Walker

Barbara Walker presented in our final artist talk of the year with her fluid work, responding to the world around her. This technique gives her a unique way into the painting and drawing that looks at the social and political. One of the first works that was shown looked at disabled bomb experts and those […]

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Artist Talk: John Russell

John Russell is a lecturer here at the University of Reading and talked to us about his practice in our weekly Wednesday artist talks. His practice grew straight after art school with a group that he was involved with; Bank. They pretended to be in shows with famous people to which they would send terrible […]

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Richard Galpin

Richard Galpin strips photographs to reveal a fragmented set of forms in spatial compositions. His work began with scaffolding, scouring and peeling away the surface emulsion in specific areas to leave only the scaffolding part. This transformed through to rollercoasters, cities and into futuristic spaces. Galpin engages with modernist abstraction, constructivism and futurism, as well […]