Tony Cragg

Drawing as Continuum

Trailer Tony Cragg – Drawing as Continuum

EXHIBITION

17.09.2021 – 09.01.2022

For Tony Cragg (*1949), the laws of the universe and the digital world can be the subject of an artistic search as much as fossil finds or traces of vessels from ancient times. The multi-award-winning British sculptor, who lives in Wuppertal and Berlin, ties his ideas to abstract models as well as concrete objects and the human body. Since the 2000s, he has been creating drawings of heads and faces. Cragg renders their movement in time and space as simultaneously condensed line work. Ideas of communication, mental mobility, mirroring, liquefaction and even algorithmically controlled gestures of artificial intelligence emerge.

The exhibition offers a detailed overview of Tony Cragg’s drawings and graphic works from the early 1990s to the present day. More than 200 hand drawings, lithographs and watercolours are on view, which have continuously accompanied the sculptural work of the artist who has been globally successful for four decades. Selected sculptures enter into a dialogue with the works on paper throughout the house.

Tony Cragg, Untitled, Pencil on paper, 56 x 43,7 cm, Courtesy the artist, photo: Michael Richter, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Tony Cragg, Manipulations, 2005, Wasserfarben, 37,5 x 53,5 cm, Courtesy the artist, Photo: Christer Hallgren, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Tony Cragg, Chromosomes, 2005, Wasserfarben, 52,2 x 41,2 cm, Courtesy der Künstler, Foto: Michael Richter, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Tony Cragg, Untitled, 2019, Pencil on paper, 63 x 44 cm, Courtesy the artist, photo: Lisson Gallery, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Tony Cragg, Untitled, 2009, Pencil on paper, 49,8 x 55,4 cm, Courtesy the artist, photo: Michael Richter, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Installation view Tony Cragg – Drawing as Continuum, Haus am Waldsee 2021, photo: Roman März, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Installation view Tony Cragg – Drawing as Continuum, Haus am Waldsee 2021, photo: Roman März, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Installation view Tony Cragg – Drawing as Continuum, Haus am Waldsee 2021, photo: Roman März, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Installation view Tony Cragg – Drawing as Continuum, Haus am Waldsee 2021, photo: Roman März, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Installation view Tony Cragg – Drawing as Continuum, Haus am Waldsee 2021, photo: Roman März, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Tony Cragg, Untitled, Pencil on paper, 56 x 43,7 cm, Courtesy the artist, photo: Michael Richter, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Tony Cragg, Chromosomes, 2005, Wasserfarben, 52,2 x 41,2 cm, Courtesy der Künstler, Foto: Michael Richter, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Tony Cragg, Untitled, 2009, Pencil on paper, 49,8 x 55,4 cm, Courtesy the artist, photo: Michael Richter, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Installation view Tony Cragg – Drawing as Continuum, Haus am Waldsee 2021, photo: Roman März, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Installation view Tony Cragg – Drawing as Continuum, Haus am Waldsee 2021, photo: Roman März, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Tony Cragg, Manipulations, 2005, Wasserfarben, 37,5 x 53,5 cm, Courtesy the artist, Photo: Christer Hallgren, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Tony Cragg, Untitled, 2019, Pencil on paper, 63 x 44 cm, Courtesy the artist, photo: Lisson Gallery, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Installation view Tony Cragg – Drawing as Continuum, Haus am Waldsee 2021, photo: Roman März, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Installation view Tony Cragg – Drawing as Continuum, Haus am Waldsee 2021, photo: Roman März, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Installation view Tony Cragg – Drawing as Continuum, Haus am Waldsee 2021, photo: Roman März, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021