Jon Buck

Behind the Lines
Polly Bielecka, 2009
Soft cover 80 pages
Publisher: Pangolin London
Dimensions: 25 x 21 cm
£5

Jon Buck’s lively human, bird and animal sculptures look back to a time when animal monuments were worshipped, and explore the human need for cultural icons. Eschewing fashion from the start of his career, Jon Buck has pursued his own interests in primitivism and the links between the physical processes of ‘making’ and the emotional and psychological content of his compositions. Through the reduction of detail to simple line and volume, Buck gives his ideas a direct expression and his bold and joyful use of colour enhances our primary response to each piece.

 

Published to accompany the exhibition: Jon Buck: Behind the Lines, 17th Nov - 24th Dec 2009. 

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