Turner Prize 2009 artists: Lucy Skaer

Lucy Skaer has been nominated for her solo exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and A Boat Used as a Vessel at the Kunsthalle Basel.

Lucy Skaer The Siege 2008 print of a had on paper placed on the floor a table with the same large handprint printed directly on to it

Lucy Skaer
The Siege 2008

Courtesy of the artist and doggerfisher. Photo: Andy Keate

Lucy Skaer The Siege 2008

Lucy Skaer
The Siege 2008

Courtesy of the artist and doggerfisher, Edinburgh
Photo: Andy Keate

Lucy Skaer The Siege 2008

Lucy Skaer
The Siege 2008

Courtesy of the artist and doggerfisher, Edinburgh
Photo: Andy Keate

Lucy Skaer Black Alphabet after Brancusi 2008 copies in charcoal of brancusi sculptures set up in a group with two on toppled over lying close by

Lucy Skaer
Black Alphabet (after Brancusi) 2008
26 dust coal sculptures

Courtesy of the artist and doggerfisher, EdinburghPhotography credit: Serge Hasenböhler

Lucy Skaer Solid Ground Liquid to Solid in 85 years fragments of pottery displayed on the gallery floor

Lucy Skaer
Solid Ground – Liquid to Solid in 85 years 2006
Coloured plaster, 10 parts

Courtesy of the artist and doggerfisher, Edinburgh Photography credit: Serge Hasenböhler

Lucy Skaer makes drawings, sculptures and films which often take found photographic sources as their starting point. Rooted in reality, yet subjected to a process of elaborate transformation, Skaer’s images hover in the space between recognition and ambiguity, figuration and abstraction.

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Lucy Skaer - Turner Prize 2009