Art

Thomas Houseago

Thomas Houseago was born in 1972 in Leeds, England. The artist is vanguard in his approach to sculpture’s original subject, the human body. Utilizing mediums associated with classical and modernist sculpture—such as carved wood, clay, plaster, and bronze—as well as less traditional materials like rebar and hemp, he builds monumental figures rife with the traces of their making. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

 

Tuf-Cal, hemp, iron rebar, 25 ½ × 22 1/16 × 6 11/16 inches (64.8 × 56 × 17 cm) © Thomas Houseago

Tuf-Cal, hemp, iron rebar, 29 ¾ × 22 13/16 × 11 11/16 inches (75.5 × 58 × 29.7 cm) © Thomas Houseago

Tuf-Cal, hemp, iron rebar, wood 66 × 148 × 68 inches (167.6 × 375.9 × 172.7 cm) Installation at Thomas Houseago’s Studio © Thomas Houseago

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