Ryan Gander has been described as a ‘cultural magpie’: the wild imagination of the Chester-born conceptual artist turns everything into a work of art.
This approach means that a den of bed-sheets made by Gander’s daughter becomes a marble sculpture, and the stone that Rodin’s Thinker sits on and is also reimagined to create a new work.
In this clip, Miranda Sawyer visits the artist in his Suffolk studio and discovers an encyclopaedic collection of images and ideas – something Gander refers to as: “idea diarrhoea”.
The artist Richard Wentworth describes Gander’s attitude as “18th Century… you’re being presented with his appetite in a way, and that appetite is very broad.”
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