Publication: The Tribune LIFE+STYLE
Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi is screening the film Richard Deacon IN BETWEEN- A multilayered portrait of one of the most important sculptors of our time on Sunday 21 June, 6.00 pm at the Auditorium, Government Museum & Art Gallery, Sector 10 C, Chandigarh. The film is directed by filmmaker, Claudia Schmid.
British-born artist Richard Deacon ranks as one of the most important sculptors in contemporary art. He was born August 15 1949, Bangor, Wales, and studied at Somerset College of Art, Taunton, from 1968-69, St Martins School of Art, London, from 1969-72 and the Royal College of Art, London, from 1974-77. His profound interest in the nature of materials and the ways in which they can be manipulated, as well as his innovative approach to form, make him one of the most inventive artists working today.
Filmmaker Claudia Schmid has been observing Richard Deacon’s work for two years. Mutual understanding and trust between the two individuals grew during this intense time, making it possible to portray this shy artist, even in quiet moments away from the public eye. All of which results in a unique insight into the personality of the artist and his work.
Richard Deacon won the Turner Prize in 1987 and the Robert Jakobsen Prize, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany, in 1995. In 1997 he was awarded Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, France, elected a Royal Academician in 1998 and made CBE in 1999. In 2005 the University of Leicester awarded him an honorary doctorate. He was elected a member of the Akademie der Kunst in Berlin He lives and works in London. —TNS