Exhibition, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium.
Generally speaking, Richard Deacon’s sculptures study the relationships between all physical forms: everything that is tangible in this world. He tests gravity, tension, placement, scale ratios, decay... always in relation to the human body, to the spectator. He takes a keen interest in transitional forms or shapes that change continually, such as a flight of starlings, clouds, a crowd, smoke, water, nesting insects, and so on. To him, they are examples of constancy, albeit with a certain randomness. He uses these like metaphors. A solo exhibition of the work of the leading British sculptor marks the occasion of the restoration and re-exhibition of his monumental work entitled Never Mind.