David Thorpe - Kings of The Night David Thorpe’s work is concerned with the relationship between objects and their makers, with a particular interest in the role of craft and labour in handmade design and art. “I’m playing with certain associations,” he has said, “slightly New Age, slightly Space Age, slightly threatening…I’m absolutely in love with people who build up their own systems of belief.”

David Thorpe - Kings of The Night David Thorpe’s work is concerned with the…

Rebecca Warren - SHE - Valerie Warren, who belongs to the same generation as the YBA artists from the 1990s, has developed an aesthetic entirely her own. Clay, a very flexible medium, allows her to explore unconscious free association.

Rebecca Warren - SHE - Valerie Warren, who belongs to the same generation as the YBA artists from the has developed an aesthetic entirely her own. Clay, a very flexible medium, allows her to explore unconscious free association.

Berlinde De Bruyckere - K36 (The Black Horse) (and details) The glossiness of their skin underscores all of the things that are covered and hidden, a sensual, almost tender casing for these uncomfortable shapes.

Berlinde De Bruyckere - (The Black Horse) (and details) The glossiness of their skin underscores all of the things that are covered and hidden, a sensual, almost tender casing for these uncomfortable shapes.

Sterling Ruby - Kiss Trap Kismet (and 4 details) Through his varied practice he conducts an assault on materials and social structures, referencing subjects that include marginalised societies, maximum-security prisons, modernist architecture, artefacts and antiquities, graffiti, bodybuilders, the mechanisms of warfare, cults and urban gangs.

Sterling Ruby - Kiss Trap Kismet (and 4 details) - Contemporary Art

Roger Hiorns - Untitled Can we retool our objects, perhaps? What would that involve, and is it possible to transgress the continuous production of next-generation objects, to insert transgressive stimulus, the cross of semen and the light bulb, for example? To retool, simply to ask: Do we live in a society where we make objects towards the darker side of our psyche? Is it useful to continue this procedure even further, with more necessity and speed?

Roger Hiorns - Untitled - 2010 (Polyurethane, polyester and brain matter) 2010 Polyurethane, polyester and brain matter

Thomas Houseago - Caryatide with Squatting Man (and details)  Throughout Houseago’s work lies an engagement with hierarchical considerations of visual form and their associated values. Challenging these preconceptions through making and content, Houseago creates his own alternative ‘histories’, reflective of a more intimate and empathetic narrative.

Thomas Houseago - Caryatide with Squatting Man (and details) - Contemporary Art

Roger Hiorns - Copper Sulphate Chartres  Hiorns’ inconsistent sculptural practice rebels against the idea of unquestioned limitation in art and, by extension, calls for a liberation of the assumed status quo on a broader sphere.

Roger Hiorns - Copper Sulphate Chartres Hiorns’ inconsistent sculptural practice rebels against the idea of unquestioned limitation in art and, by extension, calls for a liberation of the assumed status quo on a broader sphere.

Björn Dahlem - Cathedral Cathedral (2008), a towering wooden assemblage fixed around a teetering pile of jars of glacier cherries, is a made-up model of a parallel reality, rife with an absurd, incomprehensible instability.

Björn Dahlem - Cathedral Cathedral a towering wooden assemblage fixed around a teetering pile of jars of glacier cherries, is a made-up model of a parallel reality, rife with an absurd, incomprehensible instability.

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