Michael Wilkinson
b. 1965
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Michael WILKINSON
Real Abstraction (mirror) 3
2014
etched mirror, aluminum, painted steel grill, copper wire, bees wax, blackboard paint, thread
53 7/8 x 48 x 3 1/2 inches; 137 x 122 x 9 cm

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Michael WILKINSON
Grey Painting 1, Prisoner
2014
acrylic on linen, verdigris, tea, oil, VHS tape, cutting, record sleeve, sweatshirt, coat hangar, silk brocade, pencil
diptych;
86 5/8 x 78 3/4 x 1 1/8 inches; 220 x 200 x 3 cm (total)

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Michael WILKINSON
Gasherbrum
2014
digital print on paper
5 prints;
157 1/2 x 82 5/8 inches; 400 x 210 cm (total)
Edition 1 of 2

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Michael WILKINSON
Endnotes
2014
wood, steel, wool, felt, linen, nylon, paper, reflective tape, desert boots, glass, canvas bag, PVC bag
72 7/8 x 23 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 185 x 60 x 15 cm

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Mchael WILKINSON
Citadel
2014
white lego
78 3/4 x 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 inches; 200 x 200 x 200 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
Black Wall 12
2013
Black lego, aluminum frame
181 x 175 x 3 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
Black Wall 12 (detail)
2013

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Michael Wilkinson
White Wall 7
2013
white lego, aluminum frame
97 x 94 x 4 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
White Wall 5
2013
white lego column
185 x 33 x 50 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
Diptych
2013
Part 1: acrylic on linen, string, painted badge, beeswax. Part 2: etched mirror, silk brocade with verdigris, chalk, cutting, cellophane, card, oak shelf
each 138 x 122 x 3.5 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
No Title
2012
carpet, felt, verdigris, wool, compass, cagoule, iron, linen
dimensions variable

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Michael Wilkinson
Farben Mirror Black and White 1
2000
Screen printed mirror
63 x 63 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
Wall
2005
Etched mirror, wood, enamel paint
57 3/4 x 48 x 1 1/2 in., 146.5 x 122 x 4 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
So What
2003
vintage poster and etched mirror
38 1/2 x 26 in., 97.5 x 66.3 xm

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Michael Wilkinson
Installation at the Glue Factory, Glasgow, 2010

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Michael Wilkinson
Installation view at Le Temple, Paris, 2011

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Michael Wilkinson
Installation view at Le Temple, Paris, 2011

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Michael WILKINSON
Real Abstraction (mirror) 3
2014
etched mirror, aluminum, painted steel grill, copper wire, bees wax, blackboard paint, thread
53 7/8 x 48 x 3 1/2 inches; 137 x 122 x 9 cm

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Michael WILKINSON
Grey Painting 1, Prisoner
2014
acrylic on linen, verdigris, tea, oil, VHS tape, cutting, record sleeve, sweatshirt, coat hangar, silk brocade, pencil
diptych;
86 5/8 x 78 3/4 x 1 1/8 inches; 220 x 200 x 3 cm (total)

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Michael WILKINSON
Gasherbrum
2014
digital print on paper
5 prints;
157 1/2 x 82 5/8 inches; 400 x 210 cm (total)
Edition 1 of 2

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Michael WILKINSON
Endnotes
2014
wood, steel, wool, felt, linen, nylon, paper, reflective tape, desert boots, glass, canvas bag, PVC bag
72 7/8 x 23 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 185 x 60 x 15 cm

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Mchael WILKINSON
Citadel
2014
white lego
78 3/4 x 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 inches; 200 x 200 x 200 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
Black Wall 12
2013
Black lego, aluminum frame
181 x 175 x 3 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
Black Wall 12 (detail)
2013

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Michael Wilkinson
White Wall 7
2013
white lego, aluminum frame
97 x 94 x 4 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
White Wall 5
2013
white lego column
185 x 33 x 50 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
Diptych
2013
Part 1: acrylic on linen, string, painted badge, beeswax. Part 2: etched mirror, silk brocade with verdigris, chalk, cutting, cellophane, card, oak shelf
each 138 x 122 x 3.5 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
No Title
2012
carpet, felt, verdigris, wool, compass, cagoule, iron, linen
dimensions variable

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Michael Wilkinson
Farben Mirror Black and White 1
2000
Screen printed mirror
63 x 63 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
Wall
2005
Etched mirror, wood, enamel paint
57 3/4 x 48 x 1 1/2 in., 146.5 x 122 x 4 cm

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Michael Wilkinson
So What
2003
vintage poster and etched mirror
38 1/2 x 26 in., 97.5 x 66.3 xm

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Michael Wilkinson
Installation at the Glue Factory, Glasgow, 2010

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Michael Wilkinson
Installation view at Le Temple, Paris, 2011

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Michael Wilkinson
Installation view at Le Temple, Paris, 2011

Biography

 Inspired by popular music and punk subculture of the 1970s and 1980s, left-wing resistance movements and art history, Wilkinson collects, dissects and layers his source material in evocative ways, forming both connections and tensions. Visually and thematically, his work operates through a series of oppositions that complicate notions of internal and external, representation and reality, the monumental and the insignificant, inviting viewers to reflect on their own understandings of the past and its manifestations in the present. 

Born in Merseyside, UK in 1965, Wilkinson currently lives and works in Glasgow. Recently, his work was presented at Tate Britain as part of the group exhibition, Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm (2013-2014). His work has also been exhibited at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands, Dundee Contemporary Arts in Scotland, FRAC des Pays de la Loire in Carquefou, France, ZachÄ™ta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, New Wight Gallery at University of California, Los Angeles, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein in Aachen, Germany, the British Council in Edinburgh, and Studio Voltaire in London, among other institutions worldwide. 

Exhibitions
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CITADEL: The fortress commanding a city, which it serves both to protect and to dominate.
15 February - 15 March 2014
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Le Temple, Paris, France
2011
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Glue Factory, Glasgow, Scotland
8 - 30 October 2010
Publications