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Ajar

Ajar

Painted bronze (2011)
Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts, London.

Disembodied from any room, structure or building, this painted bronze door, which appears from its peeling varnish to have been left to the elements for some years, opens or closes (depending on which way you look at it) onto infinite possibilities and nothingness alike. Visitors are invited to picture themselves walking through Turk's door into the enchanting realms of the imagination and beyond.

Sadly the art work Ajar has been damaged. It has had to be removed for repairs.

Gavin Turk

In 1991, the Royal College of Art refused Turk a degree on the basis that his final show, 'Cave', consisted of a whitewashed studio space containing only a blue heritage plaque commemorating his presence 'Gavin Turk worked here 1989-91'. Instantly gaining notoriety through this installation, Turk was spotted by Charles Saatchi and has since been exhibited by many major galleries and museums throughout the world. Significant exhibitions include: Gavin Turk: Oeuvre, Tate Britain in 2002; the 46th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul in 1999; Material Culture, Hayward Gallery, London in 1998 and Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, Saatchi Collection, London in 1995.

Recent solo exhibitions have included:  Monaco Project for the Arts presents Gavin Turk - GT (The Project 2013), Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Plastiques de la Ville de Monaco; Museums at Night, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery; The Years, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London; Seven Billion Two Hundred and One Million Nine Hundred and Sixty-Four Thousand and Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight, The Bowes Museum