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ASC Window Space | Nick Turvey
06/04/2012 - 03/05/2012
“Do I Know You?” – is anthropomorphic architecture with a seriously bad attitude
Artist Nick Turvey’s confrontational installation exploits the materials of spatial control to reflect on social fracture and growing political fault-lines. His anthropomorphic architecture clearly has a seriously bad attitude.
Civilisation is only as thick as a pane of glass. When real common purpose is lacking, the gloss of affluence can create an illusion of unity. But as economic and political systems crumble, the bones of past conflict are exposed, and boundaries and divisions emerge. Judging by history, it’s going to end badly. Human nature doesn’t change.
Nick Turvey graduated in 2006 with an MA from the Royal College of Art in London. Exhibitions since then have included KHOJ, Delhi; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Beukenhof-Phoenix Gallery, Belgium, and The Print Room, London. Several large works are permanently installed in London and Harlow. In 2008 he received a bursary from the Royal British Society of Sculptors, and in 2010 the Brian Mercer Award for Stonecarving. Other new work of his can be seen this summer at Interesting Times, 24th June to 31st October in Leicester.
“I’ve made films, created objects, studied architecture and glassblowing, invented things, explored, started businesses, grown stuff, I don’t really see a distinction. Lived right, life is creative. As an artist, I consider myself a General Practitioner.”