Chinese Whispers

by Nigel Hall RA

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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Artwork details

Artist Nigel Hall RA
Medium Print
Colour Black/Multicolour
Dimensions 53 x 39cm
Fabric & material Etching
Edition 90

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Artwork description

This etching was created by Nigel Hall and printed with Norman Ackroyd for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 2008. The opposing forms in the foreground of the print are not quite identical. In the artist’s own words, ‘one shape is transformed to the next with slight changes’. The ‘teardrop’ shapes form a negative and a positive, a yin and a yang, thereby creating both balance and opposition. The image closely relates to a sequence of twelve wall-based sculptures made by Hall, in which two similar forms make up a unified whole.

About Nigel Hall RA

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's work is both exhibited and collected internationally, with his first tubular aluminium sculpture created in 1970 leading... Go to artist page