Simon Starling, ‘At Twilight: Pound, Eatough, Eeyore/Yeats, Starling, Eeyore’, 2015-2016, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2016
Simon Starling, ‘At Twilight: Pound, Eatough, Eeyore/Yeats, Starling, Eeyore’, 2015-2016, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2016
Simon Starling, ‘At Twilight: Pound, Eatough, Eeyore/Yeats, Starling, Eeyore’, 2015-2016, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2016

Born in England and living today in Denmark, Simon Starling is a research-based artist whose projects encompass installation, fabricated objects, assemblages of ready-mades, photography, film, and performance. Tying together his diverse practices is a story-telling sensibility that exposes unexpected historical connections. His "Shedboatshed"--for which he transformed a wooden shed into a boat, and then sailed down the Rhine before transforming it back into a shed--earned him Britain's illustrious Turner Prize in 2005. His most recent project "At Twilight"--presented at Japan Society in fall 2016--focuses on the impact of Japanese Noh theater upon new forms of creativity in early twentieth-century Modernism in the West and vice versa. The drawings presented here are studies for a costume of Eeyore, the pessimistic donkey from A. A. Milne's "Winnie-the-Pooh" books, and one of the important characters in the Japan Society exhibition.

Dimensions: 11 5/8 in x 8 1/4 (each), two pieces framed together.

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About Simon Starling

The Turner Prize-winning artist Simon Starling intertwines an assortment of materials and found objects in his installations, sculptures, films, and photographs, which are backed by extensive study and labor. Starling delves into universal and specific issues, including the relationship between man and nature, the history of modern art, the life and work of famous artists such as Henry Moore and Constantin Brancusi, and the human drive to explore and impose order on the world. His projects are layered with references to multiple sources. In his multimedia installation Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima) (2010), for example, he weaved together explorations of Japanese culture, Moore’s sculptures, and masks. Starling describes his work as “the physical manifestation of a thought process.”

British, b. 1967, Epsom, United Kingdom, based in Copenhagen, Denmark

Solo Shows

2016
New York,
At Twilight: Simon Starling

Group Shows