Karla Black, who makes messy floor-based or hanging sculptures using plaster and powder-paint as well as lipstick, nail polish and eye shadow, is on the shortlist, announced today at Tate Britain. She was in the just-ended British Art Show 7 atLondon’s Hayward Gallery.
The nominations also feature George Shaw, who produces almost hyper-realistic paintings of his childhood surroundings: the housing estate, the neighborhood pub and his longtime hangouts in Coventry, central England.
Hilary Lloyd makes video installations where the projection equipment becomes a sculpture in itself. And Martin Boyce — currently in the Royal Academy of Arts’ “Modern British Sculpture” show — draws inspiration from four concrete trees designed for a modernist garden in 1925: He has turned them into motifs for his practice, and for a new typeface.