Joel Shapiro is an American sculptor, known for his sculptures which sensitively interpret shape, space and colour. Known for exploring new creative avenues and working methods, Shaprio has experimented with a range of media from bronze to natural or painted wood. Working with the simplicity of geometric lines, his innovative angular sculptures are instantly recognisable for their raw, energetic nature. The nature of his unframed installations varies dramatically in size and colour. They confidently capture a sense of movement; sometimes positioned on the surface of floors or walls, his figures never firmly touch the ground. Shapiro’s bold, adventurous practises lead the way for many contemporary artists’ explorations of dynamic displays.