Monday, December 5, 2011

ARTIST ROOMS: Gilbert & George

Ben Borthwick (Assistant Curator, Tate Modern) explores the art of Gilbert & George, which featured in ARTIST ROOMS at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 2010.

Gilbert & George are among the most provocative artists to have emerged from the British art scene in the late 1960s. Working as a pair and presenting themselves as 'living sculptures' they sacrificed their individual identities to art and thus turned the traditional notion of creativity on its head. Their powerful, uncompromising work addresses a vast range of emotions and themes, from rural idylls to gritty urban decay; from sex advertisements to religious fundamentalism.

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Gilbert & George are two artists who work together as a collaborative duo. Gilbert Proesch[1][2][3] (San Martin de Tor, Italy, 17 September 1943) and George Passmore (Plymouth, United Kingdom, 8 January 1942) have become famous for their distinctive, highly formal appearance and manner and their brightly coloured graphic-style photo-based artworks.  wikipedia