In a distinguished career since the mid-1970s, Tony Cragg has produced a strikingly diverse range of sculptures in the widest variety of materials. His prolific output embraces organic and industrial creations, abstract and near-figurative images, delicate, powerful, immediate and yet elusive forms. The sculptor, he says, “looks for all the forms that don’t exist.”
Filmed in the UK and Germany, where Tony Cragg has lived since the early 1980s, this profile features works produced over the past twenty-five years for both gallery and public contexts. In interview, Cragg discusses his working methods, his fascination with different materials and his fundamental commitment to sculpture as an artform. He speaks of his passion for the significance of sculpture, for its oddities, its quirkiness and its potential discoveries in today’s overwhelmingly utilitarian world.