Artist - Liam Gillick
Liam Gillick, born 1964 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Designed posters and ephemera for Transport for London 2003-2007
- Educated; Hertforshire College of Art; 1983-1984
- Educated; Goldsmiths College; 1984-1987
Liam Gillick studied under the renowned conceptual artist, Michael Craig-Martin. He subsequently played an important role in the aftermath of conceptual art in Britain in the 1990s. Through text-based work, photographs, installations and publications, Gillick continues to question the public perception of art. He was nominated for the Turner prize in 2002. In 2003 Gillick was commissioned by Platform for Art and Frieze Art Fair to create a set of posters for Great Portland Street tube station. In 2007, his design for the pocket tube map comprised the date, in words, of the last day before the Underground opened. The colours used were those of the twelve rail lines.