British conceptual artist Simon Starling (born 1967 in Epsom, Surrey) studied art and photography in Maidstone, Nottingham, and Glasgow. Starling is interested in design, the history as well as the consequences of global production, consumption, and transport systems. His oeuvre ranges from small to large-scale works, which oftentimes deal with the transformation of one object into another. Economic, technical, and ecological processes… Read more
About the artwork
Starling merged together his 27 prototypes of this most classic lamp design, to form his so-called “Average Lamp”. Of course the Turner Prize-winning artist knows there is nothing at all average about his dazzling inversion of Henningsen’s production process.