In the opinion of Anthony Cragg “artists carry a special responsibility for the aesthetic quality of our surroundings. […] Look out of the window. The formal appearance of virtually everything in our environment is mediocre, serves commercial purposes and is ultimately a consequence of economic imperatives. Sculpture can play a special role here. It can bring into the world new, hitherto unseen forms and stimulate new ideas. Thus also fulfilling a political function.”
Cragg’s sculptures are sensual, multilayered and, depending upon one’s perspective, newly- emerging “mental landscapes”, whose starting point are always the emotions – as a stimulus for generating momentum and activity. This also applies to the work “Mean Average” and its vital contribution towards the regeneration of Remigiusplatz. The artist’s abiding objective is to create a plastic three-dimensionality from a combination of volume and emptiness: “I always want to have the feeling of extending and enlarging myself in equal measure through my material“, explains the artist.