Ron Nagle – Telling a story through materiality

For myself what I find particularly interesting with regards to Nagle’s work is  the use of striking colour, unique form and how ultimately the sculpture comes together to create an interesting yet obscure composition, a story between texture and miniature structure.

Many of the colours Nagle uses are incredibly artificial. There seems to be a stark element to them, they seem earthly yet familiar. Below the outer structure looks representative of  corroded limestone, the black glaze looks like oozing hot tar. Nagle’s sculptures are so familiar because they are so representative of materials that we see in the everyday.

Although Nagle’s sculptures are strikingly small they command space and stand bold.




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