Spring Exhibition - 40 Years On

Spring Exhibition - 40 Years On

Eduardo Paolozzi


Head, 1993

plaster cast

signed and dated 1993


Gallery Notes:

Subverting the traditional use of a head as commemorative portraiture, this work is typical of Paolozzi, as it veers away from focusing on singular representations of individuality and instead investigates the archetype of sculpture.  Derivative of his longstanding interest in collage and cubism, this late work brings composite elements together, interlocking disparate segments, celebrating a variation of form both in its structure and its richly textural surface.  This emphasis speaks of the collective human condition rather than the individual.