2002 Selectors

Graham Gussin


Graham Gussin was born in London in 1960. He studied at Middlesex Polytechnic between 1981 and 1985 and completed an MA at Chelsea School of Art in 1990. Since his first solo exhibitions at the Chisenhale Gallery, London and Primo Piano, Rome in 1993, he has shown extensively in Britain and abroad. He has curated exhibitions for the Showroom and Interim Art in London.

Using a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, film, video and sound installation Gussin produces works that engage with the human experience of the infinite. He is conscious of the ways in which at the end of the twentieth century our experience of the world is manipulated and transformed by a complex layering of mass communications and consumerism. Gussin's work often suggests a melancholic sense of loss or displacement, playing on our desire to be somewhere else, in a different time or place.

Gussin's many sources include travel brochures, magazines such as National Geographic, television and films. In recent years he has been particularly interested in science fiction. In Beyond the Infinite 1994, for example, he used a scene appropriated from Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Such sources also lie behind Gussin's new work Any Object in the Universe for Art Now 13 which opens at the Tate Gallery, London in March 1998.

Patrick Keiller


Born in Blackpool in 1950. Studied and practised architecture between 1967-79 before studying Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in the Department of the Environmental Media. Keiller has been making films since 1981, which have been widely screened, internationally and in the UK. Commissions include the Arts Council, The British Film Institute, the BBC and Channel 4. He is an AHRB Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts at the Royal College of Art, undertaking a research project entitled 'The City of the Future.

Sarah Lucas


Sarah Lucas (born 1962 in London, England) is an artist who came to prominence as one of the Young British Artists (YBAs) in the 1990s. Her work is known for its sly wit – addressing the low level misogynist sexual stereotyping that is a feature of British tabloid newspapers and the use of readymade elements.

She studied at the London College of Printing before switching to fine art at Goldsmiths College from 1984-1987, where she had a relationship with Damien Hirst, before forming one with Gary Hume. Her early work was sculptural installations, and with this work Lucas took part in the Freeze exhibition

In 2000 Lucas was commissioned to install a series of works at the Freud Museum; this was accompanied by an exhibition at Sadie Coles' Gallery. These works were female-type forms made using tights and inspired by Louise Bourgeois. Lucas's 2006 solo exhibition at Tate Liverpool was criticized by Jonathan Jones in The Guardian as mediocre.