Of the many British artists to emerge in the last twenty years, and claim preeminence in the global art scene, Liam Gillick is surely one of the top players. His interests are as varied as song-writing, teaching, architecture, design, and of course, the multiple choice approach he has applied to art-making. Unlike peers who eschew the development of a signature formal style, Gillick is a brilliant colorist, and equally able to wield form; he has taken American Minimalism for a fast spin in an Aston Martin. His neat structures of stainless steel and plexiglass, his collaborations with other artists, and ability to coin titles, create a language of art, and have come to identify a real group of artists. His verve and visual style have endeared him to the critical establishment as well as the collecting crowd. His techno-fluo-pop constructions, and feel for the morphing of design and art, are all hallmarks of this polymath artist.
Born 1964, Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Lives and works in New York City.
Gillick’s work has been included in exhibitions including documenta and the Venice, Berlin and Istanbul Biennales - representing Germany in 2009 in Venice. Solo museum exhibitions have taken place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Tate in London. Gillick’s work is held in many public collections including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Bilbao and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Over the last twenty five years Gillick has also been a prolific writer and critic of contemporary art.