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Ruined 2010

Hew Locke (b.1959)

Artist using a range of media who gained a fine art degree at Falmouth School of Art, 1985–8, then a sculpture master’s at the Royal College of Art, 1991–3. His original and playful work drew on aspects of medieval cathedral sculpture, Islamic design and Spanish art and the global commodification of culture. In 1995 Locke’s piece Ark was exhibited at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea; in 2000, his Hemmed in II, a large drawn, painted and cut cardboard construction, part boat, part package and part fairground ride, was shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum, then the Norton Family Foundation Collection, California, America. With it he shared the East International Award at Norwich Art Gallery in 2000, the year he won a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Visual Arts Award.

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

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