Tony Cragg was born in Liverpool, England, and has lived and worked in Wuppertal, Germany, since 1977. He served as Director of the Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, until 2014 after having been a Professor there since 1988. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Cologne Fine Art Award in 2012; the prestigious Praemium Imperiale Award, Tokyo in 2007 and the winner in 1988 of the Turner Prize at the Tate Gallery, London.
During the past few years, there have been several important solo exhibitions of Cragg’s work worldwide: Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2017), Von der Heydt, Wuppertal, (2016); Hermitage, St. Petersburg, (2016); Benaki Museum, Athen (2015); Madison Square Park, New York (2014); Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku (2014); CAFA Art Museum, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Peking (2012); Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2011); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2011); Musée du Louvre, Paris (2011).
The work exhibits “the relationship of complete, exterior forms to their internal formal construction.
In Mixed Feelings the apparent complexity of additive and subtractive forms is the result of a more complex interplay between two geometric figures whose complexity ascends the banal andtakes on an