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British-born artist Richard Deacon ranks as one of the most important sculptors in contemporary art. His profound interest in the nature of materials and the ways in which they can be manipulated, as well as his innovative approach to form, make him one of the most inventive artists working today.

With his existential contemplation of space and form, Deacon has paved the way for a whole new perspective. More than virtually any other sculptor, he draws out all possibilities of expression, creating a complex spatial dynamic from an organic and industrial language of form.
The physical approach taken with the different materials is a key element in this regard. The multi-layered nature of the works reflects the innate complexity of life and stir the beholder to intensive reflection.

Filmmaker Claudia Schmid has been observing Richard Deacon’s work for two years. Mutual understanding and trust between the two individuals grew during this intense time, making it possible to portray this shy artist, even in quiet moments away from the public eye. All of which results in a unique insight into the personality of the artist and his work.
Genre Art
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2013
Director Claudia Schmid
Screenplay Claudia Schmid
Cinematography Andreas Köhler, Steffen Bohn, Roland Breitschuh, Andreas Fiegel
Cast Richard Deacon, Matthew Perry
Producer Birgit Schulz
Production Company Bildersturm Filmproduktion, in co-production with WDR, 3sat
Runtime 89 min
Format DCP, HDCAM SR, color, 16:9
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor mindjazz pictures international

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