This is the last week that you can see the debut show I’ll be your sister of Thomas Houseago at Hauser & Wirth in London. Hauseago references Cubism and Futurism in his work and plays on the history and tradition of statues. He generally uses lo-fi materials, such as as plaster or plywood, although several sculptures in this show are also casted in bronze. The sculptures are incredibly monumental and awe-inspiring – the central piece Striding Figure II (Ghost) is more than 5 metres high –, but because of their humor, they’re also very approachable and not at all intimidating. For more information about the artist and his work, read the press release on the gallery’s website.
The show is running till October 27th at both Saville Row locations. You can see some further photos on our Flickr, but they don’t do it a justice – this is a show which needs to be experienced “live”!