Mark Wallinger – Tate Modern Artist Series
Mark Wallinger has created some of the most subtly intelligent and irreverent artworks of the last twenty-five years. While his early focus was on the traditions and values of British society, in the 1990’s his interests shifted to a questioning of power structures more widely, and the playful exploration of subjects as diverse as horse racing and the theory of relativity. Always formally inventive and working across media, Wallinger represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2001, won the Turner prize in 2007 and continues to produce ambitious public projects and gallery exhibitions internationally. In this new survey, writer Sally O’Reilly explores the epic narratives, lyrical metaphors and ardent punning through which the artist critically interleaves the mythological, the political and the everyday. With over a hundred full-colour illustrations, this publication provides an ideal introduction to a major contemporary artist.
Softcover, 123pp, 270x210mm