IN LONDON, AN ARTIST WHO IS FASCINATED WITH CORRUGATED CARDBOARD SHOWS JUST HOW EXPRESSIVE AND VERSATILE A MATERIAL IT CAN BE
Our “FOR THE LOVE OF CARDBOARD” theme, which we began exploring in last month’s issue, continues with the visit of Cathy Ward, brutjournal’s London-based artist-correspondent, to the studio of the artist Joe Carcary. Also based in the British capital, Carcary uses found cardboard to make sculptural works that are as seemingly simple in form and character as they are complex in their construction.
Cathy Ward reports:
LONDON — The artist Joe Carcary, a Londoner born and bred, was diagnosed with dyslexia in the late 1970s. Despite that condition, over the past 30 years, he has been self-motivated to produce his art, although he has not been driven either by a desire to exhibit or to sell his creations.
In the process of making his art, he has been pretty rigorous when it comes to recycling his past productions; that approach has led him to routinely question whether or not certain works he has made in the past have been good enough to keep — and to take up some of the valuable space in which he lives and works.
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