Sculpture forms a major part of our exhibition programme and we are honoured to name some of today’s finest sculptors among our members: Bill Woodrow, Cornelia Parker and Conrad Shawcross to name just a few.
John Carter RA
John Carter is best known for his abstract sculptures. His work is frequently described as being a dialogue between painting and sculpture. It consists mainly of constructed ‘wall-objects’, often with a mathematical basis. Fully three-dimensional works have been less frequent in his output.
Carter was born in Middlesex in 1942 and studied at the Twickenham School of Art from 1958 and then at Kingston School of Art until 1963. A Leverhulme Travelling Scholarship took him to Italy, where he made his first abstract constructed works at the British School at Rome. On returning to England, Carter was engaged as an assistant to the sculptor Bryan Kneale and worked towards his first solo exhibition at Redfern Gallery, London in 1968.
I don’t know any art that isn’t traditional. The minute you’ve decided it’s art, you’re immediately involved in the tradition of being looked at and being seen.