TERRY HAGGERTY (UK)2018-03-21T10:34:25+00:00

Project Description

TERRY HAGGERTY

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1970 born London, England
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Terry Hag­gerty was born in Lon­don and stud­ied at the Chel­tenham School of Art, Glouces­ter­shire. He has exhib­ited widely at gal­leries and muse­ums around the world, includ­ing Sikkema Jenk­ins, New York; Max Het­zler, Berlin; Ham­mer Museum, Los Ange­les; Aldrich Museum, Conecti­cut; and PS1, Long Island City. Com­mis­sions include wall draw­ings for Dal­las Cow­boys Sta­dium, Munich Re, Lon­don, and pri­vate col­lec­tions in the US and Ger­many. Hag­gerty is the recip­i­ent of sev­eral awards includ­ing the For-Site foun­da­tion Award(2009), John Anson Kit­tredge Award (2003); and the Natwest Art Prize (1999).

The concept of the trompe-l’oeil; the interplay between reality and illusion, has always fascinated artists. In this way, with the simple gesture of curving lines, Haggerty is able to create complex illusions, garnering both volume and depth. The artist carefully considers ambiguous forms and likenesses, to familiar indicators of space such as ledges, edges, corner and gaps. Nevertheless, the viewer is not only drawn to Haggerty’s paintings as a result of the suggestion of plasticity, but also owing to their cool, smooth, machine-like surface perfection.

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