Tony Cragg is a German artist focused on contemporary sculptures. His works that most impressed us was the dice sculptures.Cragg has created a number of organic figures using dice over the past several years.
Tony Cragg escapes the constraints of normal media for almost all of his sculptures. He enjoys the challenge of working with media that allows him to create drama, flow, and twists. In one series of impressive sculptures, Tony uses dice as the literal building blocks of his creations. He carefully places each dice to create a flowing, twisting, and turning sculpture. The dices are carefully turned, displaying different faces adding flow to the imagery of the piece.
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The dice sculptures are amazing, but are just a tiny sample of the creativity Tony uses in all of his intriguing pieces.
From a distance, it’s difficult to tell that these abstract sculptures are even more impressive than they first appear. As viewers near each piece, it quickly becomes evident that the large, organic shapes are completely covered with dice. In the collection, Germany-based artist Anthony Cragg used only small, black and white cubes to construct the surface of each unique form. He did not find himself limited to the hard, square edges, and used thousands of the objects to create a variety of mesmerizing curves that mimic nature.
The smooth, sweeping shapes combined with the intricate patterns create an intriguing visual display from a variety of perspectives. Cragg says, “There is this idea that sculpture is static, or maybe even dead, but I feel absolutely contrary to that. I’m not a religious person—I’m an absolute materialist—and for me material is exciting and ultimately sublime. When I’m involved in making sculptures, I’m looking for a system of belief or ethics in the material. I want the material to have a dynamic, to push and move and grow.”
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