Thaddeus Mosley's Gravity-Defying Structures Celebrate the Legacy of African Sculpture and European Modernism
Maryland, 26 August 2021
Thaddeus Mosley, Opposing Parallels - Blues Up and Down for G. Ammons and S. Stitt (2015). Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Karma, New York.

Engineered from felled wood sourced from sawmills in nearby Pittsburgh, Thaddeus Mosley's dense, yet delicate sculptures are gleaned from African sculpture and the works of European Modernists including Isamu Noguchi and Alberto Giacometti.

Accosting his improvisational technique to the spontaneity of Jazz, he once said 'I use different widths and depths of gouge to make different marks. Shadows are the means by which one can appreciate the rhythms of chisel marks'.

The Philadelphia-born artists' spectacular chiselled wooden sculptures are soon to receive a prestigious—and long-awaited—solo exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland, covered by Ocula Advisory ahead of its opening on 17th October.


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