Is Gavin Turk an Egg? | The English Channel

Is Gavin Turk an Egg?

As Gavin Turk's Skip Gallery collaboration heads back to the skip graveyard, we were invited into the weird and wonderful studio of this contemporary artist. We are shown "very important" inanimate objects such as plastic globes filled with water and invisible portraits of the artist himself, while Turk muses on creating an effigy via having his body stuffed when he dies. Take a look 'Inside Gavin Turk'.

Skip Gallery has just finished exhibiting Turk's latest work, 'Transubstantiation' in Hoxton Square throughout November. While providing a humorous commentary on consumerism, Turk likens Skips crisps to the little pieces of bread you get in church that represent Jesus. The meaning of the word is exactly that, the conversion of substance to embody the being of Christ at the consecration.

Skip Gallery was created by co-founders and creative partners, Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker, two London-based artists who take the mundane and every day and try to re-imagine them in new situations.