Paul Caporn: Reconstruction Works

Contemporary Australian Art, Soft Sculptures of construction trucks, cherry picker, dump truck, tractors by paul CapornContemporary Australian Art, Soft Sculptures of construction trucks, cherry picker, dump truck, tractors by paul CapornContemporary Australian Art, Soft Sculptures of construction trucks, cherry picker, dump truck, tractors by paul Caporn

Soft sculptures of construction vehicles, contemporary Australian art, sculpture, Paul CapornClick to enlarge

Australian artist Paul Caporn (previously here) works in several mediums, but his large-scale Reconstruction Works are soft sculptures of construction vehicles some made with with polyethylene and others, more recently, with EVA foam, the rubber used to make the interlocking mats found in playgrounds. I’m sure the irony of having these construction apparati, usually associated with strength and structure, fall limp does not escape many.

Caporn’s recent show at Turner Galleries was titled Paul Caporn Works; a clever play on words.

Photos courtesy of Turner Galleries; Eva Fernandez; and Art Gallery of Western Australia

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