The seven works presented in Artist Room Martin Creed are in a range of different media including a neon installation, Work No. 890 (Don't Worry) 2008, a 21-part drawing, Work No. 944 2008 and a recent series of four paintings from 2011. Refreshing, unexpected and humorous, Creed's work challenges our preconceptions and rearranges the rules of conceptual art. Distinctive, imaginative and always surprising, Charline von Heyl's work offers a fresh and exciting approach to the world of abstract art.
ARTIST ROOMS returns to Tate Liverpool in 2012, with a display of seven important works from Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed (b. 1968). These works have recently been donated by Creed jointly to Tate and National Galleries of Scotland for the ARTIST ROOMS collection. Creed is the first new contemporary artist to join the collection since it was established in 2008.
Born in 1968 in Wakefield, Creed grew up in Glasgow. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, and has exhibited extensively worldwide.
The seven works presented in ARTIST ROOMS Martin Creed are in a range of different media including a neon installation, Work No. 890 (Don’t Worry) 2008, a 21-part drawing, Work No. 944 2008 and a recent series of four paintings from 2011.
Refreshing, unexpected and humorous, Creed’s work challenges our preconceptions and rearranges the rules of conceptual art.
ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland and was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and the Scottish and British Governments. ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is an inspired partnership with the Art Fund – the fundraising charity for works of art, making the ARTIST ROOMS collection of international contemporary art available to galleries throughout the UK.
CHARLINE VON HEYL
24 February – 27 May 2012
Discover the work of acclaimed contemporary artist Charline von Heyl in this brand new exhibition.
Distinctive, imaginative and always surprising, Charline von Heyl’s work offers a fresh and exciting approach to the world of abstract art. Von Heyl is at the forefront of a new generation of abstract painters who have rejected late modernism’s emphasis on a singular signature style. Charline von Heyl at Tate Liverpool will be the first major exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK. Featuring forty two of her large canvasses and a number of unique works on paper, the exhibition explores von Heyl’s work from 1990-2011.
Born in Germany in 1960, von Heyl studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy with Jörg Immendorf and Fritz Schwegler. She witnessed first hand painting’s resurgence in the 1980s through the vibrant Köln-based art scene, where radical and experimental approaches to painting by artists such as Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen began a dramatic expansion of the field.
Taking a broadly chronological approach, Charline von Heyl will demonstrate von Heyl’s diverse approach to painting. Often employing unconventional painting methods and actively resisting a single style or vision, she has constantly reinvented the art form.
Charline von Heyl is organised in collaboration with Kunsthalle Nuremberg, where the exhibition will be displayed from 11 July – 30 September 2012.
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Image: Martin Creed
Work No. 890, DON'T WORRY 2008 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Photo: Mike Bruce
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