Even in Tom Carr’s early work – stairs, fortifications and monumental towers of archaic or cyclopean inspiration – it is easy to make out his major themes: how simple architectural shapes appear in space and the ongoing question of balance and perspective. In the tradition that stretches from Leonardo da Vinci to Vladimir Tatlin, his creations draw their elegance from the amazing study of exact science and symbolic shapes.
Like the monumental work installed in Agora, the works presented here recall the treaties of perspective from the Renaissance period and the sketches of machines by Leonardo da Vinci. They play on the laws of gravity. The engineer’s precise calculations combine with the light touch of the artist’s hand.
Miro Foundation in Barcelona, Contemporary Art Museum in Madrid, Outdoor Sculpture Installations in Graz, Austria, San José in California and Barcelona.