Sunday, 15 August 2010

Martin Creed at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

'Down Over Up' by Martin Creed at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh was a real delight to visit and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Much of Creed's work appeals to me on a number of levels. The inherent humour in his work is refreshing, and his work is visually appealing, especially when he uses colour. But his work is far from superficial. It deals with the human desire for humans to try to order what is around us.

The first Edinburgh Festival special episode of The Culture Show
asked some important questions:

Why do we find pattern satisfying?
Are we just creatures of habit?
Or do we classify the world to help us understand it?

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