Richard Deacon’s commissioned cornice in London’s Piccadilly Square has finally been revealed to the public, and it is stunning! Comprised of 30 individual ceramic sculptures and measuring 82 ft. (25 m) across, Deacon utilized screen-printed ceramic transfers to translate his intensely colored paintings to each facet of the complex geometric forms. This is the first building in the UK to employ such a technique.
If you won’t be in London anytime soon to see this public art piece in person, we have a current exhibition on view of Deacon’s recent paper works — which, in some ways, are similar in form and color to that of the cornice piece. It’s interesting to see the connection and continuum of his work through a variety of materials and approaches.
Deacon’s solo exhibition “Beware of Dog,” will be on view at L.A. Louver through March 30th.
IMAGE: Dirk Linder via bdonline.com