Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Martin Boyce receives £ 25,000 prize, which confirms the importance indelible Glasgow for the world of art in Britain

by their silence the atmosphere, autumnal melancholy lyrical sculptural installation remembering a city park with its trees and leaves scattered metallic paper, Martin Boyce has been announced as the winner of the Turner £ 25.000.

acceptance of the prize at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, the fashion photographer Mario Testino, it takes a little when a streaker, clad only in appearance in a pink tutu and with the words "the study of this "scrawled on his chest, invaded the scene before being tackled to the ground and taken away by security guards.

Boyce was briefly the bookies favorites "for the price, ahead of the painter George Shaw, who tells the streets of weeds, the poor condition of outskirts of his hometown in the Midlands.

Boyce thanked his "father and mother, wife and beautiful bright children" and paid tribute to his art school, saying: "When education is going through the wringer, it is important to recognize the value of teachers. "

Boyce, 44, is the third winner of the Turner-prize in the estate is raised and educated in Glasgow, after Susan Philipsz last year and Richard Wright in 2009, a fact which confirms the importance the city now indelibly the arts in Britain. The list was another Glasgow School of Art, the sculptor Karla Black.

Born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Boyce was one of the first graduates of Glasgow School of Art and the famous art class environment. His companions are Douglas Gordon, who won in 1996, Nathan Coley, who was a finalist in 2007.

After the ceremony, spoke of a group of artists - "no" Scottish artists, only artists "- that form a" small but close community and we do not talk much "to Glasgow. " the art. Everything that happens in other places. "

trees (in fact, the pillars supporting the roof of the gallery) business, aluminum sheets geometric dappling light projected onto the space. On the ground, the leaves are more scattered, this time cutting paper, each of them the same way repulsive, angular. There is a park brutally angular bin, too. But there is also a table, based on a table in the library by French designer Jean Prouvé modern, with letters on it like a child.

much of the artistic vocabulary to install Boyce is derived from a modern garden, with trees of concrete, created by designers and Joël Martel in Paris in January 1925.
The judges praised its "opening a new sense of poetry," while Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate, which is not part of the jury, said: "He is an artist that is incredibly strong has steadily evolved over the last seven or eight years.

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