Yellow Disc, 2006/07, Ed 3, Steel, 200 x 435 x 272 cms (78.74 x 171.26 x 107 ins)

Yellow Disc, 2006/07, Ed 3, Steel, 200 x 435 x 272 cms (78.74 x 171.26 x 107 ins)

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The exhibition, King's first since retiring as the president of the Royal Academy in 2004, shows the sculptor taking his lead from a new material - Foam PVC. The versatility of the light, malleable and hardwearing material lends a playful vitality to the show. As though a counterbalance to the fraught figuration of the 1980s these new works present broad, brightly coloured surfaces and largely geometric forms, recalling King's iconic works of the 1960s and yet betraying an increasingly architectural approach to space, refined over the course of the intervening years.