Thomas Houseago | the artist




The artist Thomas Houseago
Born 1972, Leeds, England.
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium and Los Angeles, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects, Sonsbeek,


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‘Zonder Titel #6’, 2000.

At Fons Welters galery.
Thomas Housago’s work playfully subverts the expectation of sculpture. Drawing reference to a multitude of styles such as Classicism, Cubism, and Futurism, Houseago’s intentionally clumsy forms trade the imperious and enduring qualities of traditional bronze or marble for the humble aesthetic of plaster and various found materials. Lacking the weighty physical stature associated with three dimensional media, Houseago’s ‘monumental’ structures appear almost comically flimsy, reducing the grandiose weight of art history into sympathetic effigies…
2 Sculptures
Thomas Houseago werd in 1994 benaderd door PBK (nu SKOR) om een sculptuur te maken ter gelegenheid van de nieuwbouw van een psychiatrische voorziening in Almere. Lang bestond onduidelijkheid over de specifieke locatie van het te realiseren kunstwerk…


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