What role do intuition, emotion, fantasy and escapism play in contemporary art? The episode Romance explores these questions in the work of the artists Pierre Huyghy, Judy Pfaff, Lari Pittmann and Laurie Simmons
The artists in Stories tell stories in their work, reveal narrative traditions, and record and describe the world around us.
Gary Hume makes beautiful paintings. His materials are household paints on aluminium surfaces and his subject’s, he says, are “flora, fauna and portraits.”
Michael Landy acknowledges that he will probably always be known as “that bloke who destroyed all his belongings.”
Science and Surrealism, ancient myths, Buddhism and feminism are among the frameworks of ideas important to Liliane Lijn’s art.
Marc Quinn remains best known for his sculptures cast from parts of his body. The first of these, Self (initially cast in 1991), was created with nine pints of his frozen blood.
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New exhibition at the Tate Modern by Olafur Eliasson