Grenville Davey

(b. 1961)

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(1961– )

British sculptor and draughtsman, born in Launceston, Cornwall. He studied at Exeter College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London. His sculptures steer a path between Minimal art and Pop, very characteristic of a generation who had become sceptical of any claims to the absolute value of pure form. So his large simple upstanding sculptures make reference to buttons or squashed cans as in HAL (1992). He won the Turner Prize in 1992, unexpectedly as Damien Hirst was also in the running that year. He is Professor of Sculpture at the University of East London.

Subjects: Art.

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