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Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore, known always by their first names, have been collaborating for over thirty years. They met while students at St Martin's School of Art in 1967. They have worked in the media of video, performance, painting, drawing and photography. In 1970 they began calling themselves 'living sculptures' and, wearing conservative suits and striking statuesque poses, became the primary subjects of their art. Red Morning Trouble shows the artists in contemplative attitudes with red and black panels showing reflections in the river and modernist buildings along London's river bank. It is a picture of ordinariness, with the shirt-sleeved artists resembling city workers ready to step out into mundane life.

September 2004