Liam Gillick, is an internal artist based originally from Aylesbury who now lives and works in New York. Gillick created a set of posters that were displayed in unused spaces at Great Portland Street Underground station. The project wass jointly commissioned by London Underground and Frieze Art Fair.
Gillick has produced a series of related posters featuring simple typography, strong pattern and single colours. The work makes use of transcripts of non-specific television advertising – placing the structure of one communication medium into another. The structure of the message overwhelms the product and we are left to reflect on the potential of narrative and presentation.
This commission marked the development and expansion of the Platform for Art programme around the London Underground network. A Platform for Art and Frieze Art Fair Collaboration to coincide with Frieze Art Fair
Frieze Art Fair
17 – 20 October 2003