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Starhead Sculpture

Public art by Paul Neagu

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The sculpture Starhead was designed by Romanian-British artist Paul Neagu (1938-2004). He had been a technical draughtsman and builder of dams on the River Danube and his early engineering background is apparent in his sculptures.

Starhead looks like a shooting star or a comet with its tail erupting from the earth. More of the sculptor’s work can be seen in Tate Modern in London and in Milton Keynes. 

The sculpture is located between the Olympia, Centuria and Library buildings of Teesside University. See Campus map.

Anish Kapoor, sculptor of Temenos, studied under Paul Neagu at Hornsey College of Art and Antony Gormley, is said to have been influenced by his particular blend of visceral energy and Cubism.