2017 Winner: Rupert Norfolk
Rupert Norfolk's work structurally alters the viewer’s relation to tangible things. He uses a wide range of media to reinvent familiar objects while allowing material and technical factors to feedback and generate unfamiliar tensions. My sculptures often elicit a kind of double take to engage the spectator physically and psychologically.
Rupert Norfolk lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include: The Duchamp Effect. Readymade, Kunsthalle Göppingen (2017); Museum of Stones, Noguchi Museum, Long Island City (2015); The Crime Was Almost Perfect, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2014); Novecento mai visto, Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia (2013); Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2011); Big Minis, CAPC - Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux and Newspeak: British Art Now – Part 1, Saatchi Gallery London (2010). Norfolk was Maker-in-Residence at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge in 2013 and he is currently co-curating Physical Information, a programme of five sculpture exhibitions at Bloomberg SPACE London.
To view the artist's proposal for the 2017 FIRST@108: Public Art Award click here.