The invitation is simple: submit an original photograph of, or inspired by an Egg.
‘Looking at art by photographing it has now become a dominant way of behaving. Art is being constantly exposed to the glare of the internet and social media; everyone has a camera and a new way of seeing. I want to take this moment a step further and invite the worlds photographers to take part in a mass creative act.’ – Gavin Turk
Photographs will be curated into an exhibition as part of Photo London at Somerset House, May 16th – 19th. The Hall of Fame invites guest curators to choose their favourites from the submitted images, there is also an opportunity for photos that receive the most ‘likes’ on the website to be awarded the People’s Choice.
Following in the footsteps of Dali, Magritte, Manzoni, Broothaers and Brancusi, eggs recur again and again in Gavin’s work as sculptural metaphors, of signature or logo. A symbol of life, of creation, of originality, fragility and mortality, eggs appear as surreal faces, as giant duck eggs, as broken shells depicting his signature and in liquid form as mayonnaise and egg tempera paint, while his “hare” eggs create mythical new hybrids. Transforming eggs from the sacred to the profane, the pure to the parasitical, a symbol of creation to something created, Gavin journeys from eggs to egg-cup shaped fonts as he explores the delicate relationship between life and art. The artists is now asking ‘How do you portray an Egg?