Brian Griffiths: Artist Talk

Publication Date 10 Feb 2016

Artist Brian Griffiths discusses his work in the exhibition, BILL MURRAY: a story of distance, size and sincerity.

Since the early 1990s Brian Griffiths has been making sculptures and installations with overblown theatricality and pathos. He uses found and made objects to consider our complex relationships with the material and social world; how we use objects to make meaning, to make and re-make ourselves, to organise our anxieties and affections, to sublimate our fears and shape our fantasies.

Bill Murray is always authentic. He is consistently ‘BILL MURRAY’. His singularity breaks into irreducible ambiguities and contradictions – Bill the global superstar, the guy-next-door, anti-brand brand, irrepressible lothario, dignified clown and droll philosopher. This exhibition takes these and many other characteristics as an approach, turning them into a fantasy caricature and a poetic tableau of scaled down architecture and collections.

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Related Artist Brian Griffiths
Month February 2016
Related Event Brian Griffiths: BILL MURRAY a story of distance, size and sincerity (20 November 2015 – 28 February 2016)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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