Royden Rabinowitch has said that his drawings and sculptural works are “a kind of choreography for the eyes and the body respectively.” His reputation as one of the most important sculptors of our time spread internationally from Canada in the 1960s.
His ‘Barrel Constructions’ are linked to the writings of James Joyce, and the artist correlates the works to the fractured narrative of ‘Ulysses’ in particular. The whole of the barrel is broken into parts and then re-assembled, balance being tantamount to the success of the finished construction.
|Oak wood barel head and staves
|89 x 54 x 15 cm
|IMMA Collection: Donated, 2001
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Canadian sculptor Royden Rabinowitch began his career in London, Ontario, during the 1960s and moved to New York in the 1970s. Rabinowitch’s nonfigurative sculptural works explore the contradiction between scientific reality and the realms of sensual and physical experience. His work is represented in private and public collections worldwide, including IMMA, the National Gallery of Canada, Stedelijk Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Watari Museum in Tokyo.View Artist