Turner Prize winning conceptual artist Mark Wallinger is in the foremost pantheon of contemporary artists. A lifelong supporter of the Labour Party, he is a vocal opponent of jingoism and nationalism, and highlights issues involving class, identity, politics, and art history.
Born in Chigwell in 1959, Mark Wallinger studied at Chelsea School of Art before taking a M.A. at Goldsmiths College in London. He later worked there as a tutor… Read more
About the artwork
Many artists can be daft, diverse and deep, but only the British artist Mark Wallinger can do all three at the same time. In Ego the artist recreates the gesture of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Fresco but with iPhone images of his own hands.