Lisson Gallery

In the studio with Tony Cragg

30 September 2016

Focusing on the resonance of gathering, layering and stacking in Tony Cragg’s practice, here the artist discusses his studio practice and the process of stratification, compilation, accrual and accumulation in his work.

"Sculpture is not about practicalities. It doesn’t have to be functional. Only sculpture takes on forms that just grow into space and become psychological and emotional in their expression. I went to Art School in 1969 and I entered without having an initial interest in sculpture. I entered into this because it was such a dynamic and interesting thing to do. I found it was an amazing activity, just to move the material around, just to make things. It was an emotional experience to move material but also one that changed one’s own ideas."

This film was produced ahead of Tony Cragg's exhibition at Lisson Gallery London (1 October – 5 November 2016).

Video by Laura Bushell.
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