press release

Richard Deacon is acknowledged as one of the principal British sculptors, exhibiting internationally since the 1980s. Tate St Ives brings this significant British artist to Cornwall for the first time. Deacon is best known for his interest in materials and their manipulation and for his innovative use of open form. His works, on both a domestic and monumental scale, use simple organic shapes to explore the ideas of language and the senses. Especially commissioned for the unique spaces at Tate St Ives, Deacon will present a new display of wooden forms in the curved sea-facing gallery and a new group of ceramics for the Sculpture Court.


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Richard Deacon