Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Turner Prize 2011 - shortlist

The artists shortlisted for this year's Turner Prize are: Karla Black, Martin Boyce, Hilary Lloyd and George Shaw.
Karla Black, What to Ask for Others, 2011
Karla Black uses a wide range of, sometimes unconventional and often fragile, materials  (medicines, packaging, clothing, carpets, foodstuffs, toiletries, make-up) to make sculptures which evoke feelings about the body and psychological fragility.
Martin Boyce, A Library of Leaves

Martin Boyce's installations have the character of Modernist design and create what he describes as 'a peculiar landscape: a collapse of the interior and the exterior world'.
Hilary Lloyd, Man, 2010
Hilary Lloyd works in film and video and makes the hardware of projection an integral part of her installations. Images which, at first, appear to be still prove to be in perpetual motion.
George Shaw, The Resurface, 2010
George Shaw paints mundane urban landscapes using Humbrol enamel paints. I enthused about his atmospheric, photo-realist scenes from the Tile Hill estate in Coventry when listing his (still current) show at the Baltic (see below). See a short video of Shaw at his Baltic show. I vote Shaw to win!

The 2011 Turner Prize exhibition will be held at the Baltic in Gateshead. 
Read Adrian Searle's response to the shortlist.

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