Upon a recent visit to the National Gallery in London, I was in awe of the paintings on the walls and with the horde of people passing through, one could understand why it is one of the most visited galleries in London and an absolute must for visitors to the English capital.
Since the late 1960’s, British artist Phyllida Barlow has developed a practice that is grounded in an anti monumental tradition. Her often brightly coloured sculptures are made of readily available materials such as cardboard, cement and plaster, polystyrene, timber and paint. These inexpensive materials are then transformed through layering, accumulation and careful combination to create large scale pieces. Read more
Thomas J Price practice takes a variety of forms, from sculpted heads and figures to stop motion animation. His sculptures are amalgamation of a wide range of influences, including ideas taken from classical sculpture, observations of people, and images from magazines. “Network” is one such sculpture. Read more
Taking inspiration from the shapes and elements found in nature, Italian artist Marialuisa Tadei creates sculptures that explore spiritual and symbolic representation. She is interested in opposing states such as light and heavy, life and death, organic and technological and the metaphorical implications they imbue. Read more
Andy Goldsworthy is a leading dry stone wall artist of his generation, creating stunning pieces such as Outclosure. He first worked at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 1983 during an international sculpture symposium.
During our recent visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park I happened on William Turnball who was part of a new generation of British Sculptures that emerged after World War II, that included Lynn Chadwick, Elizabeth Frink and Eduardo Paolozzi. His experiences as a pilot in the RAF during the World War II gave him a new sense of aerial views, and from contact with other cultures.
Niki de Saint Phalle was born in France and grew up in America. after an early career as a fashion model, she studied theatre and acting in Paris before giving this up to become an artist.
Barbara Hepworth at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Barbara Hepworth was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1903 and became one of the most significant artist of the 20th century.
During our recent visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, I photographed some of my favourite sculptures. Bob and Roberta Smith aka Patrick Brill caught my eye “All Schools Should be Art Schools.”