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1993 - marble

The northern façade of the fattoria building hosts a portrait broken up into five parts and arranged in a perfectly vertical line, one over the other. The oval forms, although different from the other shapes found on the façade, do not alter the rhythms of the architecture. Rather, they form a flattering collage, enhanced by the five different colored marbles. Here, the artist is referring to Indian culture, which attributes cosmological meanings, rich with creative and sensorial relevance, to form and color. In this location, the work recalls the tradition of using coats of arms to decorate the façades of old houses, as can still be seen on many of the historic buildings at Celle.

Stephen Cox

Stephen Cox (Bristol, 1946) lives and works Shropshire, UK. Among his recent shows we recall here: The Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, Cairo (1994); Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (1995); Dulwich Picture Gallery (1997); Jesus College, University of Cambridge (1999); Piazza del Duomo, Siena (1999); Encounters: New Art from Old, National Gallery, London (2000); Museo archeologico regionale, Aosta (2000); San Francesco alla Scarpa, Bari (2005); Ludlow Meadow, Shropshire (2005); Chapel of St. Anselm, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury (2006).

Permanent public works can be seen at: Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, UK; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK; The British Museum, London; The Tate Gallery, London; Ludwig Collection, Aachen; New Opera House, Cairo.

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