Sculpture: Modern and Contemporary: Beaux Arts, London
Three young contemporary sculptors show for the first time with Beaux Arts London in their upcoming mixed exhibition ‘Sculpture: Modern and Contemporary’ alongside some of the most significant artists from the twentieth century and other established contemporary artists.
Particular highlights of the exhibition include works by Nick Hornby (b 1980), a sculptor whose practice is an inquiry into the nature of art history. His sculptures are formed from the intersection of quotations from the art historical cannon. Each piece is a computational calculation which is transcribed intotraditional materials like Bronze or Marble. The works selected reference Michelangelo’s David and19th Century portrait busts all of which are on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum. [...] “Joining figures together I found in time I wanted to merge them so completely they formed a neworganic unit - a simple mass of whatever shape I liked, containing only that number of heads, limbs or other detail I felt necessary.” Kenneth Armitage quoted in N. Lynton, Kenneth Armitage, London, 1962.