Past Exhibitions # 1
« Martin Creed was born in 1968 in Wakefield, England. From the age of three he lived in Glasgow, Scotland. Between 1986 and 1990 he studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London.
In 2001 he was the winner of the Turner Prize. Creed’s art is characterised by a gentle but subversive wit and by a minimalism rooted in an instinctive anti-materialism. His often extremely self-effacing works, all titled by number, such as Work No.79 1993, ‘some Blu-Tack kneaded, rolled into a ball and depressed against a wall’, or Work No. 88 ‘a sheet of A4 paper crumpled into a ball’, or Work No. 81, have been characterised as ‘attempts to short-circuit the visually overloaded, choice saturated culture in which we live’. A central theme of Creed’s work is the relationship between art and life, a preoccupation of much modern art. Creed explores these boundaries in interesting and unsettling ways. His work however is always arresting and can be visually spectacular. »
See Martin Creed’s Work N. 210 at Tate St-Ives, May 14th – September 25th