GENERATION: Nathan Coley
18 July 2014
Scotland's most important artists of the past 25 years are being celebrated in GENERATION - a programe of exhibitions across the country in 2014. In a series of short films for BBC Arts, Kirsty Wark meets some of the creative minds who transformed the art scene in Scotland.
Architecture and public spaces are the focus of much of Nathan Coley’s work, as he explores the way in which they reflect and influence people’s lives.
Born in Glasgow in 1967, Coley studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and continues to live and work in the city.
He has worked in a variety of media including sculpture, drawing, video and photography. In 2007 he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize, and his art is represented in public and private collections around the world.
Coley’s GENERATION exhibit The Lamp of Sacrifice 286 Places of Worship, Edinburgh is displayed at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art.
The installation of cardboard sculptures includes every religious building in Edinburgh that was listed in the 2004 Yellow Pages directory as ‘places of worship’.
GENERATION is a showcase of some of the most important artists to come out of Scotland in the past 25 years. It brings together work by more than 100 artists to 60 galleries and exhibition spaces across the country.