Tony Cragg


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Tony Cragg at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Born in Liverpool in 1949. He worked as a laboratory technician at the Natural Rubber Producers Research Association 1966-68 before attending Gloucestershire College of Art and Design. From then he received a BA from Wimbledon College of Art and an MA from the R.C.A. London. He has lived and worked in Germany since 1977. Cragg won the Turner Prize in 1988. 
Recently he has been confronting notions of compression and expansion in his works where recognisable forms such as facial profiles, although distorted, become apparent. These works have an almost futuristic element to them, reminiscent of technology synonymous with 3D printing or engineering more familiar at NASA.

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