Martin Creed

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Martin Creed, Work No. 2950: WHATEVER, 2019, neon, Permanent installation, Auckland, NZ

Martin Creed, Work No. 2563, 2015, plastic bags, 53 x 47 cm / 20 3/4 x 18 1/2 in

Martin Creed, Work No. 2556, 2015, carpet tiles, dimensions variable Martin Creed, Work No. 1701, 2013, digital video, 4 min 16 sec

Martin Creed, Work No. 2553, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 380 x 150 cm / 150 x 59 in

Martin Creed, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2015

Martin Creed, Work No.2314, Everything Is Going To Be Alright, 2015, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Whaiwhetu

Martin Creed, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2015

Martin Creed, Work No. 1636, 2013, balls, dimensions variable

Martin Creed, What’s the point of it?, Installation view, Hayward Gallery, 2013

Martin Creed, Work No. 1877, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 24.5 cm

Martin Creed, Work No. 1110, 2011, emulsion on wall, dimensions variable

Martin Creed, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2012

Martin Creed, Work No. 669, FRIENDS, 2007, neon, flashing, 7 seconds on, 7 seconds off

Martin Creed, Work No. 329, Half the air in a given space, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2004

Martin Creed, Work No. 2563, 2015, plastic bags, 53 x 47 cm / 20 3/4 x 18 1/2 in

Martin Creed, Work No. 2553, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 380 x 150 cm / 150 x 59 in

Martin Creed, Work No.2314, Everything Is Going To Be Alright, 2015, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Whaiwhetu

Martin Creed, Work No. 1636, 2013, balls, dimensions variable

Martin Creed, Work No. 1877, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 24.5 cm

Martin Creed, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2012

Martin Creed, Work No. 329, Half the air in a given space, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2004

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Born 1968, Wakefield (GB). Lives and works in London (GB) and Alicudi (IT)

Martin Creed is an artist, musician, composer and performer. He has worked in film, installation, sculpture, painting, neon, theatre, and recorded music. Although rooted in the historical frameworks of conceptual art, what ties the disparate aspects of Creed’s practice together is an emotive desire to connect with an audience and with the wider world.

Creed studied at the Slade School of Art, University College, London from 1986–1990. In 2001 he was awarded the Turner Prize for his installation Work No. 227: The lights going on and off. Creed has been the subject of major international survey exhibitions including The Back Door, Park Avenue Armory, New York (2016) and What’s the point of it?, Hayward Gallery, London (2014).Two large-scale neon public sculptures by Creed are installed in Aotearoa New Zealand: Work No. 2950: WHATEVER (2019) at City Works Depot, Auckland and Work No. 2314: Everything Is Going To Be Alright (2015) installed on the façade of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.

 
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Martin Creed, Work No. 2950: WHATEVER, 2019, neon, Permanent installation, Auckland, NZ

Martin Creed, Work No. 2563, 2015, plastic bags, 53 x 47 cm / 20 3/4 x 18 1/2 in

Martin Creed, Work No. 2556, 2015, carpet tiles, dimensions variable Martin Creed, Work No. 1701, 2013, digital video, 4 min 16 sec

Martin Creed, Work No. 2553, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 380 x 150 cm / 150 x 59 in

Martin Creed, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2015

Martin Creed, Work No.2314, Everything Is Going To Be Alright, 2015, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Whaiwhetu

Martin Creed, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2015

Martin Creed, Work No. 1636, 2013, balls, dimensions variable

Martin Creed, What’s the point of it?, Installation view, Hayward Gallery, 2013

Martin Creed, Work No. 1877, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 24.5 cm

Martin Creed, Work No. 1110, 2011, emulsion on wall, dimensions variable

Martin Creed, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2012

Martin Creed, Work No. 669, FRIENDS, 2007, neon, flashing, 7 seconds on, 7 seconds off

Martin Creed, Work No. 329, Half the air in a given space, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2004