Thomas Houseago, “Baby,” 2009.

Modern Art Oxford
11 December 2010 – 20 February 2011

Thomas Houseago has come to prominence in recent years with his monumental, figurative sculptures that are charged with a remarkable energy and vitality. Houseago works primarily with media that demonstrate a sensibility towards classical sculptural materials and processes; primitive, totemic sculptures are hewn from giant timbers, hessian is slathered in plaster and crudely wrapped around steel armatures, and large-scale, free-standing works are cast in bronze. Houseago’s sculptures possess a daring urgency, a tactility and brute physicality that expose the process of their own making.

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