James Capper - Contemporary Artists

Nipper (long reach)

Nipper (long reach) The Saatchi Gallery
 

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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