Saturday, 20 June 2015

No Small Beer

Modern artists make names for themselves by getting other people to do all the work. It proves they're an ideas person, not a mere artisan. Oliver Beer's Reanimation - Snow White (2014) comprises 500 images hand-coloured by French school children. For this and a few other bits and bobs he won the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015, worth £5,000 plus expenses for a 7 day stay in Japan, where he will exhibit in the Aoyama | Meguro Gallery in Tokyo this autumn. You can see his work at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery in London, together with work by the runners up, Julie Brook and Mikhail Karikis, until 17 July, weekdays only. Admission is free (CLICK). Oliver also won The Saatchi Gallery / Channel 4 New Sensations prize in 2009 (CLICK).


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