When first seeing sculptures by Houseago, i had a kind of déjà vu feeling.
At first sight his works look like an echo of the expressionism of the nineteen eighties.
And then there is some Picasso in it, some Rodin, some primitivism or even some Giacometti.
You might call him an eclectic sculptor.
But that all doesn’t make him a bad sculptor.
Walking around the place in the silence of a sunny summer afternoon, when lots of people are on holiday or off to the beach, these sculptures are not silent at all.
Houseago takes the human figure back to a more primitive state of mind and physique.
And again: that’s not new.
But it’s not bad either.
In fact it’s quite good.
The exhibition itself is quite good too.
It’s more or less classical with clear lines of sight and not isolating each sculpture.
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