British artist Nicholas Pope was best known in the 1970s and early 1980s for his
large-scale sculptures made of wood, metal, stone, sheet lead or chalk.
Following his 1980 exhibition representing Britain at the Venice Biennale, Pope was awarded a Cultural Visitor grant to Zimbabwe and Tanzania; an experience that affected the rest of his life and twisted his artistic practice completely.
In a move towards softer, more malleable materials such as glass, porcelain, moulded aluminium and ceramics, Pope began to make abstract works that reference complex themes of belief, suicide and society.
Nicholas Pope: 5 x 5
University of the arts London
LVMH Lecture Theatre
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London
06 Mar 2014 18:30
A panel discussion studies five groups of works by celebrated British artist Nicholas Pope
with William Cobbing, Mark Dunhill, Fedja Klikovac, Frances Morris and Dr Joy Sleeman.
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