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« on: January 21, 2022, 08:49:36 PM »

I figured that Tim Shaw might be of some interest to the users here.  I saw a large retrospective of his work a few years ago, and I thought it was great.  It had everything from life-sized figures stiched out of rags to metal miniatures; environmental exhibitions to AI-controlled animatronics.  He transforms particular acts of violence into universal monuments to suffering.

http://www.timshawsculptor.com/about.php

Has anyone here had the opportunity to see his work?  I still regret not picking up the exhabition catalog that they put out for the show I went to.
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2022, 10:24:47 AM »

Over here, obviously, being so far from "rest of the world", it is very limited amount of artists who are presented. I don't recall the statistics how many foreign artists have exhibitions in museums annually, but it ain't very big number that would favor a lot of artists may not have yet big status.

Curiously, I like most the old photobooks of sculptures. If you see the old infamous works of someone like Alberto Giacometti or Henry Moore etc in real person or internet image or contemporary photobooks, they do not have the same impact for me, like they do when I look these images from black & white sculpture books.

Books that apparently are not very wanted these days, black & white photos of sculptures, usually from 70's and earlier. Often best looking print in something done at 30's, 40's, that's what I like the most. When you got photo book from early decades of 1900's, basically any subject, any theme is good. Modern sculpture in b&w, very much so!
 
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2022, 12:15:03 PM »

Curiously, I like most the old photobooks of sculptures. If you see the old infamous works of someone like Alberto Giacometti or Henry Moore etc in real person or internet image or contemporary photobooks, they do not have the same impact for me, like they do when I look these images from black & white sculpture books.

I like Gicometi's paintings and drawings a lot compared to his sculpture, I like the level of work that goes into his drawing same with Frank Auerbach's drawing and painting.

That Tim Shaw stuff was good, I am saw I have seen something by him at Oriel Mostyn in Llandudno Wales at some point.

Any Paul McCarthy fans? His workmixes performance and sculpture. https://www.hauserwirth.com/artists/2796-paul-mccarthy/
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2022, 04:14:16 AM »

Curiously, I like most the old photobooks of sculptures. If you see the old infamous works of someone like Alberto Giacometti or Henry Moore etc in real person or internet image or contemporary photobooks, they do not have the same impact for me, like they do when I look these images from black & white sculpture books.

Interesting, I had always read that Giacometti's sculptures were best experienced in real life, and that the space "eating away" at the figures was meant to represent the existential plight of the figures.  Unfortunately, I have never been able to see any of his works in the real world (or anywhere other than a contemporary photobook, now that I think of it), so I can't say whether that is true or not.  I will have to look through some of the art books at my local library now, though, to see if they have any old ones in black and white and find out what I have been missing!
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