Clement Meadmore

New Sculptures
, 2005
Installation view
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Biography

Born Melbourne, Australia 1929

Died New York, United States of America 2005

 

Clement Meadmore studied engineering and industrial design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, graduating in 1949. He created his first welded sculptures in the 1950s and had several exhibitions in Australia between 1954 and 1962, before moving to New York in 1963.

Meadmore is recognised as one of the most significant Modernist sculptors, bridging the gap between Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. He sought to express what he called ‘the grammar of geometry’ beginning with the simple forms of a cube and a quarter circle. The artist sought to create emotive pieces that are at once expansive and fluid; monumental and weightless.

Public collections include: National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), Art Gallery of Western Australia (Perth), Art Gallery of South Australia (Adelaide), Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago), Adachi Outdoor Sculpture Collection (Yasugi City, Japan), Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland), Columbia University (New York), TarraWarra Museum of Art (Victoria). His works are also found in corporate and private collections throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States.

 

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Bibliography


Exhibitions

Stephen Bram, Angela de la Cruz, Mikala Dwyer, Clement Meadmore, Mike Parr

In abstraction, the body
, Carriageworks

Clement Meadmore

New Sculptures

Clement Meadmore



Recent Works

Clement Meadmore

Corroboration
, 2004
Bronze
76 x 74 x 82 cm

Clement Meadmore

Heyday
, 2003
Bronze
26 x 30 x 34 cm

Clement Meadmore

Gamut
, 2002
Bronze
57 x 104 x 67 cm

Clement Meadmore

Us
, 2002
Bronze
73 x 83 x 68 cm

Clement Meadmore

Round Midnight
, 1996
Bronze
45 x 82.5 x 53.75 cm

Publications

Clement Meadmore

The Sculptures of Clement Meadmore
, 1994
Hudson Hills Press