Gilbert & George
BLOOD ROADS 1998
BLOOD CITY 1998
THEY SHOT THEM 2014
CHAIN BRAIN 2019
RESPECT ROAD 2020
Exhibited courtesy of the artists
For Creative Folkestone Triennial 2021, celebrated artists Gilbert & George have contributed six of their powerful and ever-topical pictures to be exhibited on billboards and poster sites around the town.
Gilbert & George began creating art together in 1967 when they met at St Martins School of Art, and from the beginning, in their pictures, films and ‘LIVING SCULPTURE’ they appeared as figures in their own art.
The artists believe that everything is potential subject matter for their art and they have always addressed social issues, taboos and artistic conventions. The backdrop and inspiration for much of their art is the modern world. Gilbert & George have lived and created art together in their home in Spitalfields, London, for more than 50 years.
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Artist Audio Interview
Gilbert & George, RESPECT ROAD 2020, exhibited at Creative Folkestone Triennial courtesy of the artists. Photo by Thierry Bal
Gilbert & George, BLOOD CITY 1998 and BLOOD ROADS 1998, exhibited at Creative Folkestone Triennial courtesy of the artists. Photo by Thierry Bal
Gilbert & George, CHAIN BRAIN 2019, exhibited at Creative Folkestone Triennial courtesy of the artists. Photo by Andy Aitchison.
Audio interview by Jean Wainwright.