Exhibitions2014We Are One

We Are One

8 Nov 14

New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery Roche Court

We Are One brought together many of Turk’s neon works, signature pieces made between 1995 and 2013, which show the evolution of his practice, quite literally, in lights; their glow, suitably enough for Turk, has the aura of consumer fetish, celebrity and glamour.

Turk often co-opts and transforms original meaning and many of his neon works turn everyday objects into luminous symbols. Hence a banana and a lobster channel the spirit of Warhol and Duchamp, in order to create Turk's own-brand logos.

Visually reduced to minimal typographies, other works offer signs of communication in its simplest form: a seeing eye, a flickering flame, primordial hieroglyphs, with their ancient mysteries and secrets, evolved to modern day usage.