Conrad Shawcross

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Conrad Shawcross

Conrad Shawcross is a British artist specializing in mechanical sculptures based on philosophical and scientific ideas. Shawcross is the youngest living member of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Imbued with an appearance of scientific rationality, Conrad Shawcross’ sculptures explore subjects that lie on the borders of geometry and philosophy, physics and metaphysics. Inspired by different technologies, the artist’s structures may retain in appearance the authority of machines – yet, they remain enigmatic, filled with paradox and wonder. Some have an absurdist melancholy feel, while others tend to the sublime, substituting the purely functional for a phenomenological experience. Ultimately, Shawcross’s art questions what we take for granted and encourages us to see beyond the physical.

Conrad will visit Soneva Fushi in the Maldives for a residency program with Soneva Art & Glass from February 11-27, 2022.

 

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