Overview

Tony Plant’s childhood footprint is set deep into the cliffs and coves of his native Cornwall. Later, at Chelsea Art school, Plant was fortunate to have outstanding tutors -Roger Ackling, Trevor Sutton and Helen Chadwick who's post modernist art celebrated the transience of life: with her famous ‘Piss Flowers 1991-2’ she made casts of her own piss drawings in the snow. Chadwick’s snow and Plant’s sand - using nature as their muse and canvas, just as the aboriginal rock artists did 35,000 years ago. 

Now, away from modern art education and into the world - we see one man and a rake, a romantic landsman, transferring journeys and movements, across canvass and into the sand with the mindfulness of a Zen monk attending to his gravel garden, or the Medieval farmer hand ploughing a field of perfectly aligned furrows.

 

Tony Plant dances around the tide, playing a game with nature’s light and nature’s scale, filming the transformation with his drone at different times of night and day - we are reminded that Monet did something close with his series of thirty ‘Haystacks 1890-91.’ The beauty of Plant’s whole beach drawings is that they never overwhelm the landscape, instead they nestle into the margins between rock, sand and sea - ornamental tracery on a monumental scale gifting the viewer an unexpected poetic experience.

Works
  • Tony Plant, Boat Bird, 2021
    Tony Plant
    Boat Bird, 2021
    Found wood and copper, steel, brass nails, boat paint found in St Ives harbour 20 years ago, I then mounted this onto a Hickory set square owned by my father. It has been with me in numerous studios over the years, no it is time to let it fly.
    33 x 22 x 4 cm
    Tony Plant, Boat Bird, 2021
    £ 800.00
  • Tony Plant, Sand Sand Sand, 2020
    Tony Plant
    Sand Sand Sand, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on carved wood
    27 x 46 cm
    Tony Plant, Sand Sand Sand, 2020
    £ 800.00
  • Tony Plant, Tides Rising Tides, 2020
    Tony Plant
    Tides Rising Tides, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on carved wood
    27 x 46 cm
    Tony Plant, Tides Rising Tides, 2020
    £ 800.00
  • Tony Plant, Art Is Medicine I, 2021
    Tony Plant
    Art Is Medicine I, 2021
    Carved wood, acrylic, oil and found objects
    60 x 22 x 3 cm
    Tony Plant, Art Is Medicine I, 2021
    £ 600.00
  • Tony Plant, Art Is Medicine II, 2021
    Tony Plant
    Art Is Medicine II, 2021
    Carved wood, acrylic, oil and found objects
    60 x 37 x 3 cm
    Tony Plant, Art Is Medicine II, 2021
    £ 600.00
  • Tony Plant, Art Is Medicine III, 2021
    Tony Plant
    Art Is Medicine III, 2021
    Carved wood, acrylic, oil and found objects
    60 x 22 x 3 cm
    Tony Plant, Art Is Medicine III, 2021
    £ 500.00
  • Tony Plant, 5 Carn Cottage, 2020
    Tony Plant
    5 Carn Cottage, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on carved wood
    27 x 46 cm
    Tony Plant, 5 Carn Cottage, 2020
    £ 800.00
  • Tony Plant, A Blue Floats Above The Trees, 2020
    Tony Plant
    A Blue Floats Above The Trees, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on carved wood
    27 x 46 cm
    Tony Plant, A Blue Floats Above The Trees, 2020
    £ 800.00
  • Tony Plant, Wood Walking , 2020
    Tony Plant
    Wood Walking , 2020
    Oil and acrylic on carved wood
    19 x 24 cm
    Tony Plant, Wood Walking , 2020
    £ 600.00
  • Tony Plant, Night Walk Cliff #2, 2021
    Tony Plant
    Night Walk Cliff #2, 2021
    Oil, acrylic on canvas with assembled found objects (2D wall sculpture)
    Tony Plant, Night Walk Cliff #2, 2021
    £ 850.00
  • Tony Plant, Night Walk Cliff #3, 2021
    Tony Plant
    Night Walk Cliff #3, 2021
    Oil, acrylic on canvas with assembled found objects (2D wall sculpture)
    Tony Plant, Night Walk Cliff #3, 2021
    £ 850.00
  • Tony Plant, Night Walk Cliff, 2018
    Tony Plant
    Night Walk Cliff, 2018
    Oil, acrylic on canvas with assembled found objects (2D wall sculpture)
    Tony Plant, Night Walk Cliff, 2018
    £ 850.00
  • Tony Plant, Night Walk Moon, 2018
    Tony Plant, Night Walk Moon, 2018
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Installation shots