This month we are heading to The Fruitmarket Gallery to explore and discuss the work of Mark Wallinger. This is a two-part exhibition, shown at the Fruitmarket and the DCA in Dundee.
Mark Wallinger has been making art and exhibiting since the 1980s. You may be familiar with his piece, Ecce Homo, a marble resin life-sized statue of Jesus Christ which became the first sculpture to be mounted on the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square in 1999. His Turner Prize-winning installation of 2007, State Britain, was a painstaking recreation of Brian Haw’s anti-war peace camp in Parliament Square.
For his new exhibition, Wallinger presents his id Paintings (2015-16), a recent body of monumental paintings made entirely by the artist’s hands and black acrylic paint. Part-painting, part-performance, he used both hands simultaneously, the left mirroring the right. Also on show, will be his ‘I’ self-portrait paintings, continuing his on-going fascination with self-portraiture. In addition, there will be a selection of works from the last 10 or so years including the film Sleeper (2004).