Gavin Turk, foto Pete Millson
Gavin Turk (1967) has pioneered many forms of contemporary British sculpture now taken for granted, including the painted bronze, the waxwork, the recycled art-historical icon and the use of waste in art.
Turk’s installations and sculptures deal with issues of authorship, authenticity and identity. Concerned with the ‘myth’ of the artist and the ‘authorship’ of a work, Turk’s engagement with this modernist, avant-garde debate stretches back to the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp.
With Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst, among others, Gavin Turk is counted among the Young British Artists.