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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  • title:
    Work No. 1105
  • accession number:
    AR01154
  • artist:
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  • materials:
    Acrylic paint on canvas
  • date created:
    Unknown
  • measurements:
    61.00 x 45.70 cm
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS Presented by the artist jointly to National Galleries of Scotland and Tate and acquired with assistance of the ARTIST ROOM Endowment, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation 2011
  • copyright:
    ARTIST ROOMS Presented by the artist jointly to National Galleries of Scotland and Tate and acquired with assistance of the ARTIST ROOMS Endowment, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation 2011 © Martin Creed, All Rights Reserved. DACS, London 2018
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms

Martin Creed

Martin Creed