Gavin Turk, ‘Fright Wig (Red)’, 2010, Paul Stolper Gallery

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Publisher: Paul Stolper

About Gavin Turk

Gavin Turk, one of Britain's infamous Young British Artists, is drawn to ideas about originality, self-obsession, and the nature of authentic expression. In paintings, photographs, sculpture, and video installations, Turk explores how particular pieces of art achieve masterpiece status and how artists themselves become celebrities. Mining diverse sources, from art history to popular culture, Turk examines the value structure inherent in the creative process. Joseph Beuys, Jackson Pollock, Elvis Presley, and Andy Warhol are among the celebrity artists who have captured Turk’s imagination. In a 2009 installation, Turk, sardonically questioning the value of an individual artist’s signature style, presented a series of abstract paintings that looked just like Pollock’s work. On close inspection, one discovers that the paintings are constructed not from dripped paint, but rather from layers of Turk’s painted signature.

British, b. 1967, Guildford, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
GAVIN TURK: Give In, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
2016
Who What When Where How and Why, Newport Street Gallery, London
2015
Gavin Turk - A Vision, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2015
GAVIN TURK, "Yard", CCA Andratx Kunsthalle, Andratx
2013
Gavin Turk - L'Amour Fou, David Nolan Gallery, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
GAVIN TURK: Give In, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
2016
Who What When Where How and Why, Newport Street Gallery, London
2016
Gavin Turk - GT, MARUANI MERCIER GALLERY, Knokke
2015
Gavin Turk - A Vision, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2015
GAVIN TURK, "Yard", CCA Andratx Kunsthalle, Andratx
2013
Gavin Turk - L'Amour Fou, David Nolan Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Group Exhibition: The Book of the Word, Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki
2017
Glasstress Boca Raton, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton
2016
24 hours #nonstopart, Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim
2016
Summer Exhibition, Paul Stolper Gallery, London
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