28/06/2023 - 23/09/2023

Contemporary - Painting & Sculpture

Yves Dana & Richard Höglund

Mon-Fri: 10-6pm; Sat: 11-6pm
Closed: 12-28.08

This summer, Waddington Custot presents works by Egyptian-born Swiss sculptor Yves Dana and American painter Richard Höglund, two artists complementary to one another for the powerful simplicity of their works which are rich with historical reference.

Yves Dana’s (b.1959, Alexandria, Egypt) sculptures are inspired by ancient Egyptian and Cycladic forms. At the heart of the exhibition, two monolithic sculptures, each over three metres in height, reveal how the artist works on a monumental scale in stone and bronze. These will be accompanied by a further number of freestanding sculptures shown together in a group, and table top pieces which more directly relate to the proportions of the human body.

Richard Höglund (b.1982, Sumter, South Carolina) investigates what it means to paint, exploring the significance of traditional media, such as drawing and painting, and their fundamental artistic method. The works selected for the exhibition are from his Four Quartets series, which are dense with historical references: from geometric principles of ancient Egypt to those of Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier; from Rembrandt to Reinhardt, who were celebrated for creating luminosity out of darkness within their paintings.


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