Martin Creed

Martin Creed (b. 1968, United Kingdom) is a multi-disciplinary artist and musician whose multifarious practice is not set around any one specific subject. As Creed admits, his leading principle is to try to do what he wants without compromises, yet also without a motive, and to operate in total freedom. From there, Creed creates objects and paintings, seductive and threatening areas, and installations and interventions in space. His works are given serial numbers either alone or in addition to a title, in order to avoid biased interpretations, and also because each work in a reaction to a former one or a direct product of it. Martin Creed won the Turner Prize in 2001. A comprehensive exhibition of Creed’s work was on show at London’s Hayward Gallery in 2014.

Related exhibition: Potent Wilderness

Further information:

Martin Creed, Work No.1142, 2011, Acrylic on canvas

Martin Creed, Work No. 1117, 2011, Acrylic on canvas

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