Turner Prize 2014

The Turner Prize is an extremely prestigious annual award named after the artist J. Turner, it was first held in 1984 and is affiliated with the Tate galleries, being held every year at the Tate Britain. It is presented solely to British visual artists, specifically under the age of 50 and has become the United Kingdom’s most publicised art award. It covers all media areas of art, but has had criticism in the past.
This year the artists Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell were nominated for the award, with Duncan Campbell winning. His piece was a work of film, reflecting on African art which includes a dance sequence. I found this piece to be very complex and I watched the clips I could actually find of it repeatedly which helped me to appreciate how ambitious the work was.
Film is definitely an area of art that interests me and I would like to push further however I find gaining confidence in a new discipline of art very difficult, so it will be a long progression for me.

Luke Roberts Art

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton was born in 1922 in London, he started evening classes in the St Martins School of Art Hamilton while working as an apprentice in a electrical component company, after leaving education previously with no formal education. Hamilton is considered pivotal in the birth and popularisation of the Pop art movement, especially within the UK. Generally, Hamilton uses the medium of collage to portray his ideas and his work is, to summarise, carefully considered, inventive and contains a strong message or messages, which has led to it being hugely influential to artists over the last half a century.


Shown above is Richard Hamilton’s more well known works called ‘Just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing?’, it is widely acknowledged as the piece that kickstarted the art of British pop art.

Luke Roberts Art