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Roger Hiorns - Discipline

Steel, thistles, copper sulphate, velcro. Courtesy of the British Council (2002)

Roger Hiorns

Born in Birmingham in 1975, Roger Hiorns makes works of art whose particular aesthetic lies somewhere between the representational and non-representational, and so disrupts our expectations of the boundaries between them. His sculptures have a seemingly straightforward, functional material presence, but this is always combined with an element which provides a sense of the imaginary, the poetic or the esoteric. The tension between these two aspects is a vital part of Hiorns' work. Recent shows include Art Now on the Sculpture Court at the Tate Britain and exhibitions at Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, and Corvi-Mora, London. He was the co-winner of the 2007 Jerwood – Artangel prize.