Soft Machine, 2016
Wool and Linen
2.5m x 2.5m
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About the artwork
Turner Prize-winning artist Jim Lambie has produced this unique artwork exclusively for House of Voltaire. Lambie worked closely with master weavers at Dovecot Studios, Scotland to produce this unique wall hanging based on the artist’s Metal Box series (2010—). Inspired by the array of peeling gig posters found plastered around Glasgow, Lambie layered polished aluminum and panels, which were conjoined but folded back at each corner to reveal a metallic spectrum of colour. To render these works in wool, weaver's hand gunned and hand shaved the artwork over three months to achieve this one-of-a-kind piece.
With special thanks to The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow and Sadie Coles HQ, London
About the artist
Jim Lambie (b. 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a contemporary visual artist, who was shortlisted for the 2005 Turner Prize. He graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. He is represented by The Modern Institute, Andrew Hamilton/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow, Sadie Coles HQ, London and Anton Kern Gallery, New York.
Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.