Anthony Abrahams9 Nov - 10 Dec 2011 Anthony Abrahams worked in the tradition of modern masters such as Marini, Frink and Chadwick. His expressive forms and complex textures give his work an immediately recognisable style and imbue it with positive meaning and vigour.
Many of Abrahams’ figures are a unique celebration of advancing years where male and female seem to become more alike with age. Full of humour and movement, whether cavorting, playing, skating or just standing, they defy stereotypes and adhere fast to the concept that we can and should retain a youthful and energetic outlook on life. Above all, his works celebrate the human spirit and touch us with a life-affirming warmth and beauty.
Terence CoventryNew Work 29 Jun - 30 Jul 2011 As a sequel to his highly successful solo show in 2009, talented sculptor Terence Coventry returned with an exciting body of new work.
Women Make Sculpture19 May - 18 Jun 2011 Why are women still marginalised by the art world? Does gender bring something different to the work itself, or is it just politics? These are some of the key questions that form the foundations of the exhibition Women Make Sculpture at Pangolin London. Despite the huge success of a handful...
Lynn ChadwickThe Couple 1954 - 1990 12 Jan - 26 Feb 2011 Lynn Chadwick is one of the most eminent British sculptors of the 20th century, and an important addition to any modern art collection. Chadwick first came to prominence in 1952 when he was included in the British Council’s New Aspects of British Sculpture exhibition for the XXVI Venice Biennale alongside Kenneth Armitage, Reg Butler, Henry Moore and Eduardo Paolozzi. The following year he was one of twelve semi-finalists for the Unknown Political Prisoner International Sculpture Competition and at the 1956 Venice Biennale he won the International Sculpture Prize, beating Giacometti.
Pangolin London has a particularly unique relationship with Lynn Chadwick which dates back to 1983 when owners Rungwe Kingdon and Claude Koenig were appointed his founders and assistants. They went on to set up their own foundry, Pangolin Editions, which is now the largest in Europe and which Pangolin London are directly affiliated to. Pangolin London feel extremely privileged to have such direct insight into the mind of the artist, and the intricate process of casting Lynn Chadwick’s sculptures into bronze.
Unlike Hepworth and Moore with their dedication to ‘truth to materials’, Chadwick reversed the process and used construction. He was one of the first sculptors to explore welding, making up linear armature or a skeleton onto which he applied a skin, building up the surface to a solid form. What stands Chadwick’s sculpture apart from the rest is their sculptural ‘attitude’ which he skilfully used to express a particular stance and the relationship of one mass to another whilst also concentrating on precision of line, crispness of texture and subtlety of colour.