Liam Gillick


powder coated aluminum
6 x 39 3/8 x 6 inches

English artist Liam Gillick is perhaps best known for works that are multi-colored panels, acting as sections of roofs, walls, or ceilings that he inserts into unexpected public or private places. For a number of years, he has dealt with ideas about architecture, space, and place, and how humans react to their built environments. He deliberately blurs boundaries and classifications of art, architecture, and design, as seen in Dependent Wall Unit (Ivory) which takes on the form and materials of a functional object, though the colors pull more from modernist abstract sculpture. Nominated for the Tate’s Turner Prize, he has created numerous public projects involving architectural interventions, and has had solo exhibitions at numerous museums. Liam Gillick was chosen to represent Germany in the 2009 Venice Biennale. His work is in a number of museum collections, among them British Council Collection, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Essl Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna; Foundation Centro de Arte de Salamanca; Fundación Jumex, Ecatepec; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Modern, London; and Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.