Sometimes the best art is born out of a mistake. It is this type of accidental trial and error that keeps the Turner Prize winning artist Richard Deacon on his toes, as a practitioner of fresh ideas and innovations.
Ocean Studios has announced their inaugural show at their new Plymouth gallery. The programme highlights key ideas and themes; identity, communication, feminism, diversity, radical craft and social engagement. Richard Deacon has chosen to release his ‘singular and prickly work’ Bronze Skin, for A taste of things to come, as the opening exhibit along with Bill Woodrow, Mary Kelly, Hew Locke, Gillian Wearing and Grayson Perry. Ocean Studios, Plymouth’s £4.2 million artistic development […]
The Turner Prize winning artist Richard Deacon has selected works by over 30 artists spanning the last 105 years, to include a broad range of approaches and processes to ‘abstraction’ in drawing. Deacon says: ‘This exhibition has no ambitions to be a universal survey, but in selecting a show around the idea of abstract drawing, […]
15 February 2014
One of the earliest winners of the Turner Prize in 1987, three years after its inception, Richard Deacon bridges the gap between art-making in the strictest, most traditionalist sense, and the pure conceptualism that has come to define the Prize today. Though referred to in literature (and this Tate Britain exhibition) as a sculptor, Deacon […]
A gigantic green ceramic sculpture weighing over 12 tonnes and standing 4 metres high has been unveiled in Tate Britain’s Manton Entrance today. Fold 2012, by one of the UK’s leading artists Richard Deacon (b.1949), goes on display to mark the opening of the largest survey of Deacon’s work in London for around 25 years. […]
In February 2014, Tate Britain will present a major exhibition of the work of Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon (b.1949), a leading British sculptor who first achieved international recognition in the early 1980s. Consisting of approximately 40 works, this chronological survey will include large, mid-scale and small sculptures shown alongside a series of important drawings. […]