The Easel

Now you see him, now you don’t: the young Turk who keeps changing his look

When you see a guard in a sentry box, do you see the person or a “soldier”? That encapsulates the question that fascinates Gavin Turk, “the point at which a thing becomes something else”.  Ironically, this mid-career survey is being held in the gallery of Damien Hirst, about whom it could be asked – is he an artist or an icon of an artist? Turk provides a helpful explanation of his work in this interview.