Burning Spear, 2015 | Photo credit: Thomas Müller, Courtesy the artist
For the opening of Scottish artist Jim Lambie’s show, the musicians Parra for Cuva and the duo Trash Lagoon, both based in Berlin, will release a new LP. The record is also an artwork by Jim Lambie, who designed the cover.
Sourcing his material directly from the modern world, Lambie references popular culture, often drawing his subject matter from music and iconic figures. He makes use of everyday objects and materials – both as reference points and as original objects, transforming them into new sculptural forms, re-energizing them and giving them an alternative function. With each element constructed from found objects, he creates sculptures that are steeped in the spirit of the UK punk explosion with garish tones, bold display, and references to both bands and songs from an array of movements.
Lambie is best known for his mixed-media sculptures and dazzling floor installations using industrial materials, found objects, and other cultural detritus.