Former Art & Design Student Exhibits at Tate Britain

Former Somerset College, Art & Design student Richard Deacon is currently showcasing a collection of his unique sculptor pieces in a major exhibition being held at the world famous Tate Britain art gallery.

Throughout his career to date, the leading British sculptor and Turner Prize Winner has become renown for creating abstract art which often alludes to anatomical functions. The art is constructed from materials and fabrics used in every-day life such as laminated plywood, leather and cloth. During this time his work has gained a reputation for being inventive, sleek and unique.

The exhibition is holding a 3 month residency at the Tate Britain in Millbank (London) from 5 February to 27 April 2014, and will showcase a collection of Deacon’s sculptors which largely draws upon the use of wood, metal, cloth and clay.

In addition to the Turner Prize, the former Somerset College student has also won a number of prestigious awards including the Robert Jakobsen prize, the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Arts and Letters) and has been elected a Royal Academician.

Click below for more information on the exhibition at Tate Britain, as well as examples of Deacon’s work.

Tate Britain - Exhibition

Richard Deacon Profile