Martin Creed

Work No. 1104

About this artwork

Much of Creed’s work is concerned with ideas of regularity and balance, revealing patterns in everyday world. ‘Work No. 1104’ is part of a series of paintings that Creed created with brushes of varying sizes that come in a set. Using each brush to make one line, each slightly shorter than the one before, a pyramid of steps is created. This incrementation plays with ideas of growth and progress, even though the viewer is led up and down the steps, returning them back to where they began. In paintings such as this, in utilising the given size of the brushes in a set, Creed allows the physical qualities of the material to dictate its own painted form.

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  • artist:
    Martin CreedScottish (born 1968)
  • title:
    Work No. 1104
  • date created:
    2011
  • materials:
    Acrylic paint on canvas
  • measurements:
    61.00 x 45.70 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS Presented by the artist jointly to National Galleries of Scotland and Tate and acquired with assistance of the ARTIST ROOM Fund, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation 2011
  • accession number:
    AR01153
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Martin Creed

Martin Creed