David Musgrave Transparent Stick Figure 2009

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Artist
Title
Transparent Stick Figure
Date 2009
Medium Resin and steel
Dimensions Object: 390 x 16 x 40 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2012
Reference
T13656
Not on display

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Musgrave often works across different media and materials with similar subject matter: that of the stick figure or the simplest means of representing the human form. Made from modelling putty which was then cast in transparent resin and its parts joined together with steel fixings, the artist sees this work acting as ‘an eccentric lens. You see the wall, the distorted fixings and the effects of light more than an object.’ Transparent Stick Figure tests the limits of recognition by slowing down the identification of the human form

October 2013

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