Work No. 135


Martin Creed
Martin Creed was born in Wakefield, England, in 1968, but from the age of three, brought up in Glasgow. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1986-1990 where he was influenced by the Minimal Art of the 1960s. He continued to work in London until 2001 when he moved to Alicudi, Italy; he was awarded the Turner Prize the same year. Using primarily 'everyday' and 'mundane' materials, Creed consciously avoids making 'aesthetic-led' decisions when creating a piece. He numbers each of his works according to a non-linear system that is unrelated to typical structures of time and meaning. Once a number is assigned it is never used again. 'Work No.135', made from aluminium, cement, plaster and emulsion, is described as 'a protrusion from a wall.' Each work by Creed can be seen as attempt to make something extra for the world; in this work something was created for the wall, by using the same material as the wall. Creed describes this work, using the following formula: the whole world + the work = the whole world. Felice McDowell
  • Artwork Details: 50.8 x 50.8 x 25.4cm
  • Edition:
  • Material description: aluminium, cement, plaster and emulsion
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Relief
  • Accession number: ACC41/1995

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