New British sculpture

A term that appeared in the 1980s Britain, where Sculptors reacted to a growing pressure and expectation to produce minimal and conceptual art. The artists, who became associated with New British Sculpture, felt that the baby had thrown out with the bathwater and so no reason to abandon more traditional materials and techniques.

In sculpture, there was a marked return to the use of materials and methods such as carving in stone and marble.

In Britain, a strong group of sculptors emerged and became known as new British sculpture. The sculptors associated with the movement are Stephen Cox, Tony Cragg, Barry Flanagan, Antony Gormley, Richard Deacon, Shirazeh Houshiary, Anish Kapoor, Alison Wilding and Bill Woodrow.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the above-mentioned sculptors, consider visiting Cass Sculpture Foundation in Goodwood.

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