Currently at the Fort Worth Contemporary – Angus Fairhurst – until December 15th

Angus Fairhurst
A Couple of Differences Between Thinking and Feeling

(below text taken from the Fort Worth Contemporary website)

Angus Fairhurst (October 4, 1966 – March 29, 2008), a critically acclaimed yet often more low-profiled member of the Young British Artists, was a thoughtful, playful artist with a deceptively dark and doleful sensibility, along with a strong appreciation of humor and the absurd. He attended Goldsmiths College with Damien Hirst, one of his closest friends, and was in the seminal British DIY group show Freeze, organized by those classmates in 1988.

Over is his career, Fairhurst worked in video, installation, photography, painting, and sound, and the image of a gorilla was a repeated motif in his work.

Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate gallery, said:

“Angus Fairhurst was always deprecating about his own talent, but he made some of the most engaging, witty and perceptive works of his generation and was an enormously influential friend of other British artists who came to prominence in the early nineties.”

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