Gavin Turk's unforgettable and darkly humorous work uses irony to question the values of pop culture, art, and identity. Loosely involved in the Young British Artists (YBAs) in the late 1980s, Gavin Turk was the serum to the risible self-promotion of artists like Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. Born in Guildford in 1967, Turk studied at Chelsea College of Art before taking an MA at the Royal College of Art. It was there that Turk achieved… Read more
About the artwork
Rendered in the colors of bullets—silver and gold—these slick silkscreens display Turk's deep engagement with American popular culture, resembling a still straight out of a gangster film. The central motif of a hand pointing a gun at the viewer is doubled like the double barrel of the weapon itself, style and subject matter perfectly correlating in a single print.