Known for his immersive sculptural installations which typically explore language, intimacy and the politics of the world, Newcastle-born artist Michael Dean has, as part of the Great Exhibition of the North, produced a major new commission that responds to BALTIC’s vast Level 3 gallery.
Utilising his own writing by means of settlement, Dean propels his text into material form; creating moulds and casts of words and incorporating pages from his own personal texts and self-published books. His work carefully explores the visceral contrast between text as a concept and as a literal substance. According to Dean, his art is: “based on words composed from a typographic alphabet of his own design.” His latest show is currently available to view with no expense at Gateshead’s illustrious BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
Currently based out of London, Dean was nominated for the celebrated Turner Prize back in 2016 and has had successful solo exhibitions at acclaimed galleries the world over. His commission back home in the North East is well worth the trip out to view in person, so be sure to head to BALTIC this September to truly capture the essence of Dean’s latest creations.
Michael Dean’s work is currently on display at BALTIC and will continue to be available to view until Sunday 30th September. BALTIC is open from 10:00 until 21:00 during the Great Exhibition of the North but we would recommend visiting between the hours of 17:00 and 21:00 to avoid the busiest periods.