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Description: Angus Taylor, b.1970 South Africa, Standing man

  • Notes: Throughout history stone has been the medium of monuments, from the colossal granite image of King Ramesses II to the Italian Renaissance’s David. The masters have appreciated the many qualities varying stones brought to the creative process, but not until recent times has the raw, unrefined character of stone been celebrated in the art canon. Angus Taylor does not deter from the inherent materiality of his mediums, he draws inspiration from them. In Standing man, granite appears unadulterated as if summoned from the earth rather than by the hand of Donatello; Taylor creates a figure from stone without employing the traditional method of mallet and chisel. Standing 2.6 metres tall, the heavy weight of granite rocks is strategically balanced, suspended and affixed by steel rods to form this striking monument of a figure. In keeping with South Africa’s great contemporary sculptors, Taylor continues to ambitiously push the use of traditional mediums in new refreshing ways. Standing man was exhibited at Angus Taylor’s solo exhibition Deduct at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2006. Since starting his career in the mid 90s, he has exhibited locally and internationally, notably in Australia and London. In 2017, Taylor was awarded the Helgaard Steyn Award for Sculpture. JKS
  • Dimensions: 260 x 147 x 94 cm including base
  • Artist Name: Angus Taylor
  • Exhibited: University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, Deduct, 2006.
  • Medium: Belfast granite on a steel ligature
  • Condition: The overall condition is good.

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