Organizers of the Turner Prize have named the four artists competing for the $37,000 award, given annually to a British artist under fifty.
Finalists are Roger Hiorns, Enrico David, Lucy Skaer, and Richard Wright.
Sculptor Roger Hiorns famously deployed thousands of gallons of liquid copper sulfate to turn a derelict London apartment into a cavern of blue crystals. Visitors had to wear protective clothing to visit the work, titled Seizure. Enrico David, an Italian-born artist, creates installations, sculptures, and drawings inspired by everything from traditional crafts to twentieth-century Surrealism. Lucy Skaer makes drawings, sculptures, and films and often incorporates found photos, while Richard Wright is a painter who cites architecture as a source of inspiration for his pieces.
The winner will be announced December 7.