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Tony Cragg

The sculptural mural, Dining Motions (1982), by Tony Cragg (b. 1949, Liverpool) can be seen as an extensive painting assembled from found objects. Composed in a seemingly random pattern, various flat shapes and scraps of different materials which are painted partly white are mounted on the wall. In contradistinction to painting, the motifs are represented not through the application of colour, but the colour and texture of the original unpainted material. From this busy collage an image of a meal appears comprising a fork, a sausage and the blade of a knife. Cragg's sculptures are characterised by the diversity of materials which, for the artist, can be carrier of meaning, thoughts and emotions.

Artworks

  1. Tony Cragg Dining Motions, 1982

    Bois, métal, carton, plastique
    323 x 749 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Apport FOCUNA
    Acquisition 1997
    © Photo : Andrés Lejona | Mudam Luxembourg

  1. Tony Cragg Forminifera, 1994

    Plâtre et acier
    13 éléments
    225 x 480 x 400 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Apport FOCUNA
    Acquisition 1996
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi | Mudam Luxembourg

  1. Tony Cragg Forminifera Garden Tools, 1999

    Plantoir et fourchette en plastique et métal
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation de l’artiste
    Vue de l’exposition Art & Me Collection Mudam, 08.11.14 – 15.02.15, Mudam Luxembourg
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi | Mudam Luxembourg

Marina Abramović, "Video Portrait Gallery", 1975-1998 | Collection Mudam Luxembourg | Acquisition 2001
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