Richard Deacon CBE is considered one of the most important British sculptors of his generation and has exhibited internationally since the early 1980s. He won the Turner prize in 1987, and in early 2014 a major retrospective of his work will be presented at Tate Britain.
The activity of drawing is crucial to his work as a sculptor which explores the manner in which a range of materials react to methods of manipulation and construction.
This exhibition is his exploration of the idea of ‘abstraction’ in drawing. It includes work by an international selection of artists who employ various strands of abstract drawing, from the calligraphic to the generative.