Installations artist, born and lived in Glasgow, who gained a fine art, sculpture, honours degree at the School of Art there, 1984–8, then his interdisciplinary master’s in art and architecture at Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury, 1989–90. Mixed shows included Wonderful Life, Lisson Gallery, 1993; Fall Out, Wacker Kunst, Darmstadt, Germany, 1996; and Backspace, Matt’s Gallery, 1998–9. In 1999 Fagen (with Johnny Spencer and Neo Rauch) was in The Golden Age, at ICA; there his installation involved a television documentary about a Scottish housing estate in which he explored themes of social control, paternalism and isolation. Solo exhibitions included Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 1999, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, 2000; a stint as a war artist in Kosovo also led to a show in 2000 at Imperial War Museum.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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