‘do words have voices’ by martin boyce  installation view at gateshead gallery all images courtesy of galerie eva presenhuber

glasgow-based sculptor martin boyce has been named the 2011 turner prize winner of the year. the artist beat out fellow shortlisted nominees karla black (sculptor), hilary lloyd (video artist) and george shaw (painter) for the UK’s most prestigious art award.

turner prize 2011: martin boyce a large constructivist library desk made from industrial materials stands as the monumental focus of the installation

boyce works in large-scale, producing site-specific works that combine elements of the urban landscape with interior design. offering viewers atmospheric sculptural installations, these environments which he produces reference design history, through a constructivist-to-decorative aesthetic, which are formed through a repeating palette of patterns. the artist’s three-dimensional graphic language is an exploration of the built environment, our surrounding landscape, and the mundane everyday things we pass through.

turner prize 2011: martin boyce the ceiling features a repeating pattern of forms

each year the turner prize is judged by an independent jury. chaired by penelope curtis, director tate britain, the jury for the turner prize 2011 was comprised of: katrina brown, director, the common guild, glasgow; vasif kortun, SALT, istanbul; nadia schneider, freelance curator; and godfrey worsdale, director, BALTIC centre for contemporary art.

an exhibition of the four shortlisted 2011 turner prize nominees is currently on show at baltic gallery, gateshead, UK until january 8th, 2012.

you can follow the turner prize year by year here.

turner prize 2011: martin boyce

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