Anthony Caro

Table Pieces and Late Sculptures

Galerie Templon will be presenting an original collection of indoor sculptures by Sir Anthony Caro in Brussels from June 1 to July 22, echoing the exhibition of his works in the gardens of the Musée Van Buuren.

Exhibition View, Table Pieces and Late Sculptures, TEMPLON Brussels, 2017
Exhibition View, Table Pieces and Late Sculptures, TEMPLON Brussels, 2017

The exhibition will display two contrasting series by Caro, illustrating the diversity of his output and his incredible gift for self-reinvention. Anthony Caro’s final works — monumental compositions that experiment extensively with Perspex, a transparent plastic — will be juxtaposed with his small Table Pieces, displayed in the gallery’s project room. Playing with concepts of dynamic balance, Caro’s Table Pieces bear witness to his ability to transform empty space into a material and a means of expression.

His Last Sculptures give viewers an opportunity to reflect on the diversity of materials Caro employed — wood, steel, bronze, Perspex — as well as his outstanding use of paint and colour. These works speak eloquently of an artist seeking a new definition of sculpture: Sir Anthony Caro felt that ‘In a way, sculpture is in the middle, between painting and architecture – and abstract sculpture even more so. It’s nearly architecture, it’s nearly painting. It’s in the middle. And we have to find that place in the middle.’

Fruit, 2013


The artist

Anthony Caro was born in 1924 in New Malden, England, and died in 2013. Considered to be one of the greatest sculptors of the last fifty years, Sir Anthony Caro took the norms and even the definitions of sculpture in new directions. He experimented with a wide range of different materials, such as sculptures made from welded or assembled metal parts, painted metal constructions and bronze table-top pieces. His work is rooted in a radical exploration of space.

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