Anthony CARO

"My job is to further sculpture, to keep it moving, to keep it alive. And you can't keep it alive by just doing what you know how to do, but rather by trying to create difficult things." 


The work of British sculptor Anthony Caro stands among his formal research into the practice of metal welding. This technique, which owes so much to Gonzalez and Picasso, allows him to assemble, without a preliminary sketch or model, industrial components (beams, joists, pipes, plates, and cut-out trellises). In the words of the American critic Clement Greenberg, Caro thus puts "an emphasis on abstractness, on radical unlikeness to nature."The captivating forms of his works crystallize in a few structured lines the astonishing creativity and unusual energy of an artist who has never ceased to explore the paths of abstraction.