SOMERSETDan Golden

MARTIN CREED | HAUSER & WIRTH SOMERSET

SOMERSETDan Golden
MARTIN CREED | HAUSER & WIRTH SOMERSET

WHAT YOU FIND
May 22 - September 11, 2016
Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane


Featured Image: Work No. 2693 2016 Fiat camper van, Fiat Dino, Fiat Panda, acrylic on canvas 363 x 440 x 535 cm / 142 7/8 x 173 1/4 x 210 5/8 in
Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Jamie Woodley


Hauser & Wirth Somerset is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by Martin Creed, following the artist’s residency at The Maltings studios in Bruton from April until May 2016. The exhibition will have everything in it: it will present a new body of work that includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which will be created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces. Creed's all-encompassing approach blurs the distinction between art and life, the introspective and the extrovert.

Work No. 2663 MUMS DADS KIDS GODS 2016 White neon 9 in / 22.86 cm high Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Work No. 2663 MUMS DADS KIDS GODS 2016 White neon 9 in / 22.86 cm high
Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Work No. 2708 2016 Plastic bags Dimensions variable Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Work No. 2708 2016 Plastic bags Dimensions variable
Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Work No. 2715 2016 Wood and carpet tile 337 x 685 x 147 cm / 132 5/8 x 269 5/8 x 57 7/8 in Work No. 2656 Understanding 2016 Digital film TRT 3:11 Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Work No. 2715 2016 Wood and carpet tile 337 x 685 x 147 cm / 132 5/8 x 269 5/8 x 57 7/8 in
Work No. 2656 Understanding 2016 Digital film TRT 3:11
Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Work No. 2656 Understanding 2016 Digital Film TRT 3:11 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Painting session, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Lee Pretious at Push The Button

Painting session, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Lee Pretious at Push The Button

Work No. 2692 2016 Acrylic on canvas 280 x 700 cm / 110 1/4 x 275 5/8 in Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Jamie Woodley

Work No. 2692 2016 Acrylic on canvas 280 x 700 cm / 110 1/4 x 275 5/8 in
Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Jamie Woodley

Work No. 2665 EVERYTHING 2016 Clear red neon 6 in / 15.2 cm high Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Work No. 2665 EVERYTHING 2016 Clear red neon 6 in / 15.2 cm high
Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Work No. 2710 2016 Mixed media 94 x 163 x 94 cm / 37 x 64 1/8 x 37 in Work No. 2166 2015 Acrylic on canvas 40.5 x 50.5 cm / 16 x 19 7/8 in Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Work No. 2710 2016 Mixed media 94 x 163 x 94 cm / 37 x 64 1/8 x 37 in
Work No. 2166 2015 Acrylic on canvas 40.5 x 50.5 cm / 16 x 19 7/8 in
Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Hugo Glendinning

About the Artist

Martin Creed was born in Wakefield, England in 1968 and grew up in Glasgow. He lives and works in London and Alicudi, Italy. Creed exhibited extensively worldwide and in 2001 he won the Turner Prize for ‘Work No.227 The lights going on and off’. Martin Creed 'Work No. 2630: UNDERSTANDING', a 25-foot-tall rotating red neon work by Creed is currently on view at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6 until 23 October 2016 in New York City, commissioned by Public Art Fund. Creed will be exhibiting in New York’s Park Avenue Armory in an exhibition curated by Tom Eccles and Hans-Ulrich Obrist running from 8 June – 7 August 2016. 

Recent major solo exhibition and projects include: Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Kunstverein Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany (2015); Hayward Gallery, London, England (2014); The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh PA (2013); Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield CT (2013); ‘Work No. 202’, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL (2012); ‘Work No. 1059’, The Scotsman Steps, Edinburgh, Scotland (2011); Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas TX (2011); ‘Things’, The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland (2010); ‘Work No. 409’, Royal Festival Hall Elevator, London, England (2010); ‘Work No. 245’, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France (2009); Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (2009); and the Duveens Commission, Tate Britain, London (2008). 

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