Bill Woodrow

English (born 1948)
Bill Woodrow Clamp 1986 © THE ARTIST

Biography

Born 1948
Nationality English
Birth place Henley-on-Thames

Woodrow was born in Oxfordshire and studied art at St Martin's School of Art, London, from 1968 to 1971. He was one of a number of sculptors in the early 1980s, whose work was mainly 'object based', beginning with a manufactured object rather than being carved or modelled. Woodrow began using discarded consumer products in his work of the 1970s. From 1980 he made sculptures in which junk objects - particularly domestic appliances - were ingeniously cut and crafted, creating an absurd and magical world in which apparently unrelated objects were united and transformed.