Site Specific Oil Installation: 1987, used sump oil and steel, dimensions variable
Richard Wilson is one of Britain’s most celebrated sculptors.
Wilson’s work is characterised by architectural concerns with volume, illusionary spaces and auditory perception. His most famous work 20:50, a room of specific proportions, part-filled with highly reflective used sump oil creating an illusion of the room turned upside down was first exhibited at Matts Gallery, London in 1987, became one of the signature pieces of the Saatchi Gallery. It is considered to be a defining work in the genre of site-specific installation art.
‘Turning the Place Over’