Liam Gillick UK, b. 1964

Overview

As an important and influential figure in the contemporary art world, Gillick’s practice spans multi-disciplined fields producing artworks, public installations, journals and critiques about a series of issues derived from the phenomenon and its influence upon members of society. Since the beginning of 1990s, Gillick has explored structural notions of the built world and the dynamics of spaces. Especially when the neo-liberal consensus drew keen attention as a practical form of globalization, Gillick started having an interest in a phenomenon in which a modern aesthetic system collides and coexists with a new political and social agenda. Producing artworks, public installations, journals and critiques about a series of issues derived from the phenomenon and its influence upon members of society, he made significant contributions to establish the term Relational Aesthetic, one of the central theories of contemporary art.

Through analysis on social phenomena and often contradictory aesthetic approaches, Liam Gillick visualizes his own theory and ideas in multiple forms and redefines relation among human, circumstance, life and art. His work shows a dual influence of minimalism and conceptualism in his recurrent sculptural use of sleek modular forms resembling the substructures of architecture which create spaces for negotiations, discussions, compromises, and human relations. Liam Gillick was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002 and he was the artist presented at the German Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. 

Works
  • Liam Gillick, Completed Horizon, 2020
    Completed Horizon, 2020
  • Liam Gillick, Integrated Fins, 2020
    Integrated Fins, 2020
  • Liam Gillick, Keepage Channelled, 2020
    Keepage Channelled, 2020
  • Liam Gillick, Ramped Fins, 2020
    Ramped Fins, 2020
  • Liam Gillick, Acceptance Channelled , 2019
    Acceptance Channelled , 2019
  • Liam Gillick, Distinct Platform, 2019
    Distinct Platform, 2019
  • Liam Gillick, Growth Screen, 2019
    Growth Screen, 2019
  • Liam Gillick, Les Palaces, 2019
    Les Palaces, 2019
  • Liam Gillick, Received Horizon, 2019
    Received Horizon, 2019
  • Liam Gillick, Red Glutton , 2019
    Red Glutton , 2019
  • Liam Gillick, Scanned Elevation, 2019
    Scanned Elevation, 2019
  • Liam Gillick, Instant mythology should flourish…, 2018
    Instant mythology should flourish…, 2018
  • Liam Gillick, Positive Trait, 2018
    Positive Trait, 2018
  • Liam Gillick, Sink Rate, 2018
    Sink Rate, 2018
  • Liam Gillick, There should be fresh springs..., 2018
    There should be fresh springs..., 2018
  • Liam Gillick, Gated Development, 2016
    Gated Development, 2016
  • Liam Gillick, David (Soundtracks), 1999
    David (Soundtracks), 1999
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