• DEC 14 to MAR 10
    Solo Exhibition
    Richard Deacon


    • Solo Exhibition
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    DEC 14, 2012 to MAR 10, 2013

    Opening hours (from 22nd June to 20 20th September) Tuesday to Sunday: from 10.00 to 20.00 h. Hours summer (from June 26 to September 10 inclusive): From Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 14.00 and 17.00 to 21.00. Monday closed Visitors are asked to leave the galleries 15 minutes before the building is closed. CAC Málaga will be closed on 25th December and 1st January.

    Event Location

    CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga



    The CAC Malaga presents the latest work of Richard Deacon

    The Contemporary Art Center of Málaga presents works made in the last decade by the British sculptor Richard Deacon. The exhibition, curated by Fernando French, unpublished pieces can be seen in his most recent work by some thirty sculptures that will flood the main downtown area. The use of different materials, reaching unimaginable ways, and his unique vision of space and interaction between the work and the room, make this sculptor's work unique. Richard Deacon is one of the most important and influential artists of the contemporary scene. In 1987 he received the prestigious Turner Prize for sculpture. Lives and works in London.

    December 14, 2012 - March 10, 2013

    "Change the materials from one work to another is a way to start over every time (and thus ending what has been done before)" date quote Richard Deacon (Bangor, Wales, 1949) on their work. The British sculptor thus justifies the use of wood, polyester resin, ceramic, staples, steel or glass in their work. Any item or object that can be found in a hardware store uses it in their parts with unimaginable results. What is expected of the materials he works with has nothing to do with the end result in his work. Creativity is not a barrier in the appearance of a rigid or brittle material. The artist molded pieces to get unique and impressive sculptures in the eye of the beholder.

    For Fernando French, director of the CAC Málaga: "His sculptures dotted center's main space envelop the visitor in a special atmosphere, the atmosphere that help you analyze carefully what you have in front, the history of a material from the same source . Richard Deacon conducts a thorough study of what is before, if a piece of metal, glass, wood, polyester, PVC or ceramic and build a speech around. It takes into account the whole process: beginning, middle and end. Everything makes sense at the end. The phrase is the title of the piece is also analyzed and designed to represent more than just empty words. Once referred to his work, the artist fills all space content in a consistent and meaningful. "

    Richard Deacon belongs to the new generation of British sculpture, which is a group of sculptors who were released in the eighties and is characterized by the ingenious use of materials found in post-industrial society and consumerist British as well as the conceptual rigor of his work, which is usually abstract. The members of this group, among which are Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor, who have exhibited their work at the CAC Málaga, and Antony Gormley reaped great critical acclaim and recognition continues today.

    The artist studied at Saint Martin's School of Art, an institution associated with both the performance and sculpture. In fact, in the 70s his work focused on performance with Objects and Sculpture exhibition. His work evolved and in the eighties began making sculptures characterized by their ability to interact with the environment and the wide range of materials and shapes used. In this sense, before tackling a job, carried out a detailed study of the material before it and its interaction with the environment. For the originality of his work soon caught the attention of the art world and in 1987 was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize.

    In his work are geometric shapes, using organic materials, ranging from monumental pieces with an original finish to small works on a pedestal, which together have a specific meaning. In addition, Richard Deacon artistic activity not conceive without a theoretical content to make sense. He cares about the language, the semantic value of words and what they symbolize in the whole piece. The titles of his works are carefully chosen to be part of the final result, giving the same importance as other components. Finally, the place in space, voids or gaps left are elements to be considered in the overall perception of the viewer.

    Another feature that is defined carefully detailing every step and does not hide the work process to achieve the final result. In fact, describes the processes like a diary. The exhibition presented the CAC Málaga, plus two unreleased sculptures, also may see the murals and pottery, material that had experienced before, but it began using a more serious in 1999 with amazing results . In common thread in his work is a comparison between social structures and forms of his sculptures. The name or title reinforces this idea, so that Richard Deacon is interested in joining the social mechanisms or disjoint to society and thus makes it visible. The artist has remained true to his way of working and thinking, despite the evolution of his work, always ahead, both for the use of materials as per the composition that makes them.

    Richard Deacon has a PhD in Literature, Professor of the School of Fine Arts in Paris, a visiting professor at many universities around the world, a member of the Royal Academy of the United Kingdom, Knight of Arts and Letters in France, Commander of the Empire British Medal and the Order of the Knights. The Deacon's first solo exhibition was held in 1978 at The Gallery, Brixton, London. Since then, she has exhibited in galleries and museums in the world among which are: Riverside Studios in 1984, Tate Gallery, London, in 1985, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in 1988, Tate Gallery Liverpool in 1999. It was one of three artists who represented Wales at the 52nd Venice Biennale. He exhibited regularly at the Lisson Gallery, London, since 1983 Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, since 1986 and at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris - Salzburg since 2006. Since 1981, he has participated in numerous group exhibitions worldwide. A major retrospective of his work, entitled The Missing Part, held at the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, in 2010, after traveling to the Sprengel Museum, Hannover, in 2011. The Tate Britain will devote a major retrospective in 2014.

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