From 1949 to 1955 Paolozzi taught at the Central School of Art and Design in London. In 1956 he collaborated on a section of the This is Tomorrow exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London. In his own work of the 1950s he concentrated on the human form, representing it as brutalised and anguished. In his sculptures he incorporated impressions made by machine and other metal parts into the wax maquettes, which were then cast in bronze.
In the early 1960s Paolozzi developed a new way of creating his sculpture by collaborating with industrial engineering firms and eventually using aluminium.
During the 1970s Paolozzi experimented with wood in a number of abstract relief works using an intricate network of geometric and biomorphic elements. Among his private work of the 1980s were a number of mutilated heads appearing as if badly pieced together from sections. The head was also the subject of collages and other sculptural works of the decade.
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Eduardo Paolozzi (exh. cat. by F. Whitford, London, Tate, 1971)
Eduardo Paolozzi (exh. cat. by F. Whitford and others, W. Berlin, N.G., 1975)
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