James Capper

Nipper (long reach)

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Nipper (long reach)
James Capper
Nipper (long reach)
2012
Painted steel, hydraulics, plaster
130 x 32 x 80 cm/ Base: 130 x 40 x 100 cm
Nipper (Long Reach) is like a crab’s claw designed by an industrial engineer; both threatening and familiar, it parallels organic and mechanical movement in a mutually enlivening way. Capper’s works treat the mechanical as aesthetic. Their occupation of space is an active one, their traces – in soil, on stone, in air – the delicate and deliberate marks of a drawing hand.

Text by Ben Street

     
 


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