Gilbert & George


  • Gilbert & George (°1943, Italië) (°1942, UK)
  • hand-dyed silver print, in artist’s frame, in 6 parts
  • each part 71 x 84.5cm - overall 142 x 253.5cm

‘We only believe in art for all. We believe that the artist should use a language that can reach people in any part of the world.’ - Gilbert & George

Fascinated by the human condition, East London artistic duo Gilbert & George seek to represent the full spectrum of modern life in their artistic practice. One aspect of this centres around their artistic investigations involving their own bodily fluids – blood, tears and urine – which when magnified under a microscope reveals a vibrant, kaleidoscopic image. Reflecting their artistic philosophy of art being universally accessible, the artists turned to the most fundamental, basic elements of our personal constitutions and transform them into something both surprising and beautiful.

Having met at Central St Martins School of Art in 1967, the human body and its potential to represent the human experience has been central to Gilbert & George’s artistic practice. They are some of the most prolific British artists living and working today, and the subject of countless solo shows throughout their career including at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2019); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); Tate Modern, London (2007–08) and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1996) to name just a few. In spring 2023, the Gilbert & George Centre in Spitalfields, East London, opened to the general public.