Nicholas Pope

Nicholas Pope
Library Shelf Location 18.POPE
Publication Date 2013

Nicholas Pope’s multivalent sculpture explores the inherent physical qualities of his materials. This landmark monograph presents the first substantial overview of his work.

British artist Nicholas Pope was best known in the 1970s and early 1980s for his large-scale sculptures made of wood, metal, stone, sheet lead or chalk. 

Following his 1980 exhibition representing Britain at the Venice Biennale, Pope was awarded a Cultural Visitor grant to Zimbabwe and Tanzania; an experience that affected the rest of his life and twisted his artistic practice completely. In a move towards softer, more malleable materials such as glass, porcelain, texture, moulded aluminium and ceramics, Pope began to make abstract works that reference complicated themes of spirituality, suicide and society. 

The first comprehensive monograph on the artist, this publication features over 150 colour illustrations alongside an introduction to the artist by Penelope Curtis, an analysis of the work's religious themes by Christopher Townsend and Andrew Sabin's exploration of Pope's recent work.

ISBN 9781905464777
Quantity 1
Pages 226
Authors Penelope Curtis, Christopher Townsend, Andrew Sabin
Format Softcover
Publisher Ridinghouse, London
Related Artist Nicholas Pope
Category Sculpture
Keywords Spirituality, Death, Society
Language English

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