NAUM GABO (1890 – 1977)

Linear Construction in Space No. 1

St Ives, 1942/43

Perspex with nylon monofilament

21 x 21 x 7 cm

An engineer by training, Gabo here uses new materials like Perspex and nylon to create an illusion of a continuous parabolic form – and a work of ethereal beauty. Always at the forefront of avant-garde art, Gabo sought to produce objects that ‘appeal more to our minds and our feelings than to our crude physical senses’.

Purchased with the generous support of the Art Fund, Arts Council England/ Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, and the Friends of the Barber Institute, 2017 (No. 2017.3)

The Work of Naum Gabo © Nina & Graham Williams

SEE THIS SCULPTURE IN THE GREEN PRINT BAY DISPLAY

This sculpture is part of our Print Bay Display, ‘Beyond Representation: Re-defining perception in the Twentieth Century’, 21 January – 22 May 2022.