LOndOn 2O12

2011

Whiteread, Rachel
In a visually saturated world, artists can be faced with seemingly endless possibilities and choices. In response, Martin Creed imposes simple rules on his creativity. He might create a painting using only paintbrushes bought in a multi-pack, or make only one mark a day with the same felt-tip pen until the whole paper surface is covered. Repetition, stacks, and intervals are familiar motifs in his work, along with ascending and descending structures. For Work No.1273, Creed has made five single brush marks using a palette derived from the Olympic colours. The marks are arranged in an ascending form that seems to represent an extended podium offering places beyond first, second and third. Creed’s image can be seen as expressing his respect for the excellence of all competing Olympic sportsmen and women.
  • Artwork Details: 76 x 60cm Frame, 82 x 66.5 x 4.2cm
  • Edition: of 250
  • Material description: Six colour screen print on 410gsm Somerset Satin paper. Produced by Coriander Studios, London
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Print
  • Accession number: ACC31/2011

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