Conrad Shawcross on sculpture, timekeeping and real art. By Ailis Brennan
The 2017 artist for the Terrace Wires commission at St Pancras International ventures into the eaves of the Victorian station to unveil 'The Interpretation Of Movement (a 9:8 in Blue)'
Conrad Shawcross works with all the precision and complexity of a fine Swiss watch. At 39, he is currently the youngest Royal Academician, one of the finest honours that can be bestowed of a British artist. Shawcross work ends up as art, but his practice straddles engineering, architecture, philosophy, physics and even musical theory. The resulting apparatus is often pretty colossal and usually very public.
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