On the surface, Conrad Shawcross’ sculpture retains the appearance of scientific rationality.
7 November 2019
A new public sculpture by the British sculptor, Conrad Shawcross RA, was unveiled today at Chelsea Barracks. This marks the first artwork to be installed as part of an ambitious programme of public art commissions created for London’s newest neighbourhood.
6 June 2018
Love it or loathe it the RA’s Summer Exhibition is here to stay as a permanent fixture of the London art calendar. This year we are assaulted by the RA’s most flamboyant flaneur Grayson Perry who has chosen to paint the walls buttercup yellow.
Artist Conrad Shawcross, the youngest Royal Academician, has been commissioned to create a major new architectural intervention for the Greenwich Peninsula. The Optic Cloaklaunches on 21 September 2016 as part of the Peninsula’s new low carbon Energy Centre, and has been designed in collaboration with the architectural practice CF Møller Architects. The Energy Centre will be completed in Autumn […]
Conrad Shawcross, the youngest living Royal Academician has unveiled his long awaited 14-metre-tall, 26-tonne sculpture in Kings Cross London. The work is fashioned from raw steel which forms a massive geometric structure. The piece titled ‘Paradigm’ was inspired by scientific theories perfect for its setting in front of a new biomedical research centre near the Euston Road. This is […]
Conrad Shawcross, the artist selected to create a new commission, which will replace the stolen sculpture by Barbara Hepworth, in Dulwich Park, will be there to unveil his work, on Saturday 18 April. In 2012, Southwark Council appointed the Contemporary Art Society to manage the artist commissioning process for a new artwork for Dulwich Park. Following a public consultation and deliberation […]
The Camden born London artist Conrad Shawcross has been commissioned to create a major piece of public art for the Francis Crick Institute. Paul Nurse, Director has announced that Conrad will be creating a majestic tower 14 metres in height. The external sculpture – called Paradigm – will be made of weathered steel and will […]
The Sculptor Conrad Shawcross has won the commission to create an original replacement for the Barbara Hepworth bronze stolen from Dulwich Park in 2011. The Hepworth sculpture Two Forms (Divided Circle) was taken from its plinth in December 2011 by a suspected gang of scrap metal thieves who had broken into the park. Following the […]
30 July 2013
Timepiece is a specially commissioned, large-scale light installation by leading British artist Conrad Shawcross, created in response to the Roundhouse’s iconic Main Space that will be on show for the month of August 2013, as part of Bloomberg’s Summer at the Roundhouse. “The realisation of the central space being circumscribed by 24 columns was a […]
Time: a familiar framework for all our lives, but a fundamentally peculiar concept. Timepiece is a major new installation that encourages us to take a fresh look at something we all take for granted. Suspended above the Roundhouse’s epic Main Space will be a vast 8-metre faceless clock, a spectacular light sculpture that will flood […]
Helen Nisbit, Art Consultant at the Contemporary Art Society has announced the shortlist for a new sculpture commission to replace the stolen Hepworth bronze, taken from Dulwich Park in December 2011. The work, one of six casts titled Two Forms (Divided Circle) made in 1969, was acquired by the Greater London council in 1970 and […]
5 August 2012
The most common way of seeing a Titian is as follows: you walk into a prestigious and/or 19th Century building, follow the signs to Venice, take a deep breath, and walk into a huge room full of Venetian oil paintings of various thicknesses. The most common way of seeing Titian is amidst other Titians, which, […]
5 March 2012
Lines of Thought @ Parasol Unit – REVIEW ‘Lines of Thought’ is the current exhibition at Parasol Unit (that beautiful space in Angel with brick walls and high ceilings), and presents an ensemble of work from 15 contemporary artists, from the 1960s to the present, each of whom use line in innovative and imaginative ways. […]
Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 is set to pair Turner Prize artists with Royal Ballet choreographers for National Gallery ROH collaboration for the Cultural Olympiad. In a celebration of British creativity, this unique collaboration between The Royal Ballet and the National Gallery is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival and opens […]