Archive for March 10, 2011

Artist of the moment… mixed media artist Hew Locke…



this artist makes wonderful mixed media pieces. His father was quite famous among the artworld as a sculptor and his name was Donald Locke.  His mother was a painter Leila Chaplin.  The artist has a B.A. in art as well as masters in sculpture.

The artist won a major award titled the Paul Hamlyn award and this is when he became quite known in the art world in 2000. At a solo show at the Chisenhale Gallery he gained attention for a work called the Cardboard Palace in 2002.

The artist is in many well known collections in the U.K. including the Government Art Collection as well as the Tate Museum.In the U.S. he is in the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City.

Public works include works in Puerto Rico as well as for the BBC newschannel of England.

The artist was born in 1959.

Below is a clip about the artist speaking about his works for a show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.


Learn something new everyday, and don’t forget what you already now.