“Five British Artists”
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On display are prints and new works by five major British artists. Brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman collaborate on grotesque works with themes of violence, sex, and death. They were nominated for the Turner Prize in 2003. Damien Hirst, who expresses the complex relationship between art, life, and death, has shocked many with sensational works such as a huge shark preserved in formaldehyde, while carving his name in contemporary art history as the representative of the YBA (Young British Artists) award. Chosen to represent the UK in the 1999 Venice Biennial, Gary Hume, who uses bold colors powerfully in simple and original expressions, creates innovative constructions of surface and line, while also collaborating with the fashion brand Marni. He is currently holding a solo exhibition at Tate Britain until September 1st. Based in Glasgow, David Shrigley presents works which, while based on radically violent themes, have an overall feeling of humor and sorrow. Also appearing in video clips for the band Blur, his work has been nominated for this year’s Turner Prize.