LONDON, ENGLAND.-The latest exhibition in the Art Now series presents new work by artist Martin Westwood, his first solo presentation in London in 2 years and his first museum show in the UK. Westwood makes complex sculptural installations that are concerned with the investigation of social and psychological spaces. Commerce is a dominant theme in his work, particularly the way that economic structures influence our daily lives.
Westwood works with mass-produced materials collected from the corporate environment – paperclips, carpet tiles, vinyl stickers and newspapers – which he transforms through idiosyncratic processes of destruction and reconstruction to form highly crafted components for his larger installations.
For his exhibition at Tate Britain, Westwood will transform the Art Now space with a new, large-scale installation conceived especially for the gallery. Working with imagery that depicts the commercial space of the car-showroom he will construct a multi-layered environment to further engage with ideas of human communication and corporate culture.