Martin Creed

Work No. 1105

About this artwork

The idea of stacking or staircases is visible in much of Martin Creed’s work along with themes of regularity and balance, which reveal patterns in everyday world. ‘Work No. 1105’ 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. Furthermore, the white space of the paper that is not painted plays an equally important role in creating the balance of the work.

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  • artist:
    Martin CreedScottish (born 1968)
  • title:
    Work No. 1105
  • 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:
    AR01154
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Martin Creed

Martin Creed