The beautiful ugliness of Phyllida Barlow

Why don’t you have a look at this:

For almost 60 years, British artist Phyllida Barlow (1944-2023) took inspiration from her surroundings to create imposing installations that can be at once menacing and playful. She created large-scale yet anti-monumental sculptures from inexpensive, low-grade materials such as cardboard, fabric, plywood, polystyrene, scrim, plaster and cement. These constructions were often painted in industrial or vibrant colors, the seams of their construction left at times visible, revealing the means of their making.

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  1. pflanzwas says:

    I saw one of her installations lately in the Sprengel Museum here in Hannover. It was impressive and very colourful. Menacing may be a word too strong, but it comes close! I think the colours make it lighter.

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