Tate Modern Artists: Richard Deacon
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: May 6, 2014
  • Price: $27.50
  • Trim Size: 8 14 x 10 58
  • ISBN: 978-1-84976-225-0
  • EAN: 9781849762250
  • Page Count: 128
  • Illustrations: 100 color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

Born in Bangor, Wales, in 1949, Richard Deacon has been at the forefront of sculpture for the last 35 years and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1987. His work employs curvilinear forms made from a wide range of materials that are traditionally associated with the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products. Language and speech have played an important role in Deacon's approach to his work: "I think of making things, structuring, as being an activity not unlike the power of speech, in that it is a means of giving shape . . . a means whereby the world, a chaotic universe, is actually made understandable."

About the authors

Clarrie Wallis is curator of contemporary art at Tate Britain. Penelope Curtis is director at Tate Britain.