Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press – Art Now

Fiona Banner
aka The Vanity Press
Art Now03.09.1998 - 08.11.2022
Tate Britain

Fiona Banner, *1966 in Merseyside, UK,
lives and works in London

38 available works

These sculptures evolved from a group of large-scale pencil drawings of full stops in which Banner attempted to investigate the supposed immateriality or insignificance of a full stop.

Sanded down, the white polystyrene sculptures have an illusory surface, their distorted ovoid shapes humorously mimicking the perfect forms of the sculptures of Brancusi. Placed on the floor rather than on plinths, the full stops have to be negotiated as physical objects. The artist has referred to the floor as ‚the bottom line‘. In this sense visitors might be seen to function as letters mingling amongst the punctuation marks, giving meaning to the spaces between.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press – Art Now
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press – Art Now
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press – Art Now