A solo exhibition of the one of the most prominent figures of modern art, renowned UK sculptor Tony Cragg will be held at the Heydar Aliyev Center on April 9.
The joint project of the Heydar Aliyev Center and the Tony Cragg Studio will last till August 31 and present 28 works of the artist.
Tony Cragg who was born on April 9, 1949 in Liverpool, the UK, started working at the National Rubber Producers Research Association in 1966-1968. The places of his further training include Glocestershire College of Art, Chetlenham (1969-1970), undergraduate sudies at Wimbledon School of Art (1970-1973) and graduate classes at the Royal College of Art (1973-1977). Upon completion of studies, Tony Cragg moved to Wuppertal, Germany, in 1977 where he launched a set of personal exhibitions.
At the moment, Tony Gragg is the Principal of the Art Academy (Kunstakademie) in Dusseldorf.
From the very outset Tony Cragg was famous for the adaptive reuse of waste, used materials and scrap metal constructions. His works are nowadays found in a number of world’s leading museums. The statues and monuments crafted of bronze, marble, wood, oak-tree, plastic, ceramics, porcelain and glass are not only cherished in various museums but adorn streets, squares, public and corporate space in London, Liverpool, Basel, Vienna, Dusseldorf, Washington DC, Atlanta, Stockholm and other cities.
With more than 350 shows world over, Tony Cragg received a prestigious Turner Award in 1988 and the Empire Award of Japan in 2007./AzerTAc/