Entries tagged with ‘Phillip King’

Darwin was originally commissioned by Christ’s College, Cambridge to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. The sculpture itself encapsulates the process and journey of the idea …

Sun’s Roots II is another work of King’s that returns to his early works formal concern with the use of bold colour to define space and the cone as a grounding element. This is not the first work in w…

At the beginning of his career, Phillip King was celebrated for his abstract compositions. Sun and Moon elaborates upon aspects of this early work, incorporating bold colour used to define space and f…

1966

Slant

Phillip King made Slant shortly after Slit. Both use similar arrangements of flat surfaces and both show a development of King's interest in the cone, manifest in other works such as Genghis Khan. The…

In the early 1960s King began reinventing his work. Looking towards American Abstract Expressionism, King felt sculpture had failed to keep up with painting. He embarked upon a series of work which us…

Academy Piece is constructed from painted mild steel and steel mesh and uses juxtaposed, repeated elements to create a sense of pressure. King himself notes that it was “a variation on the earlier Bra…