Richard Wilson

Still Life Jug

About The Artist

In April 2014, Richard Wilson unveiled Slipstream, Europe's longest sculpture, which was commissioned by Heathrow Airport to welcome passengers to the UK’s new Terminal 2 airport.

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"A still life is a work of art that predominantly depicts inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural or man-made, and in my case, a household jug.

However, this jug sculpture contains a narrative, which involves an unknown time duration, through a shift in its position" - Richard Wilson

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"This inadvertently turns the sculpture into a double paradox in that

a) It is a still life subject yet describes a moment of time through motion…

b) ...the work is forever trapped in the act of moving.

The sculpture is unbounded by gravity allowing it to sit in a number of chosen positions and is produced by pouring slip into a mould and then firing the form in a kiln" - Richard Wilson, 2015

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Richard Wilson, 'Still Life Jug', 2015

Handmade ceramic

Limited edition of 50. Plinth Ikon 50 Edition.

40 x 59 x 28 cm

5.5 kg