Friday, October 30, 2009

Grayson Perry Part 1

Alan Yentob and Grayson Perry at private view of Gilbert & George retrospective, Tate Modern

Speaking at his current show at the Victoria Miro Gallery in London, Grayson Perry discusses his Walthamstow Tapestry and the techniques and theories behind some of his pots in the exhibition including one depicting the wedding of himself and his ever present teddy bear, Alan Measles. Interview by Jean Wainwright. Click here to see the video

From Wikipedia: Grayson Perry, (born 1960), is an English artist, known mainly for his ceramic vases and cross-dressing. He works in several media. Perry's vases have classical forms and are decorated in bright colours, depicting subjects at odds with their attractive appearance, e.g., child abuse and sado-masochism. There is a strong autobiographical element in his work, in which images of Perry as "Claire", his female alter-ego, often appear. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 2003 for his ceramics, receiving the prize dressed as Claire.