Illuminated Fragments, by Nigel Hall RA

Illuminated Fragments, by Nigel Hall RA

72.5 x 68 cm

Etching

Illuminated Fragments, by Nigel Hall RA

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Illuminated Fragments, by Nigel Hall RA
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This etching explores the distinctive visual language found in the abstract sculpture for which Hall is renowned.

The limited edition print is on display in the Keeper’s House from 15 September 2017 to 19 February 2018.

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£695.00
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Artwork description

Produced in 1978, Illuminated Fragments relates to a series of line drawings made by Nigel Hall in the late 1970s, using ‘almost symmetrical’ shapes. In these works, the total length of the fragmented lines adds up to the outer dimensions of the ‘whole’ shape. Pared-down and minimal, the image offers a sense of balance between activity and calm. Divisions are created within the picture plane, intersecting spaces and creating tension.
  • Medium - Etching
  • Dimensions - 72.5 x 68 cm
  • Edition - 25

About Nigel Hall RA

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Nigel Hall RA studied at the West of England College of Art, Bristol from 1960 to 1964 and at the Royal College of Art, London from 1964 to 1967. A Harkness Fellowship took him to the United States from 1967 to 1969.

Hall has had many exhibitions around the world and has been widely collected. His first tubular aluminium sculpture was made in 1970. In subsequent years he explored the ways in which tubular construction alters the viewer’s perception of space. This interest in the qualities of spatial construction was balanced by an equally strong pre-occupation with the particular sites his sculptures occupy. His recent work has been less minimal in feel, tending towards stronger, more solid forms, and a solo exhibition of his work was held at the Royal Academy in 2011.