Rainbow Rooms, 2002

Photo: Michael Strasser / TBA21

Prismatic vinyl, mirrors and wooden panels
80 x 220 x 3 cm

"Essentially a sculptor for a lack of better word," – Jim Lambie

Jim Lambie creates glamorous and dynamic installations and sculptures - full of references from pop culture, and everyday life. Music is a great influence on the artist, his works are named after bands or song titles whilst objects are made from records or record players covered with glitter. This also harbors an ironic nostalgia: Lambie demonstrates out-dated technology as a fetishized artefact. Many of his works are named after cool old-school haircuts and styles (Blonde Streaks) or after a hairdressing salon (Rainbow Room), referencing his past career as member of the band "Boy Hairdressers".

*1964 in Glasgow, United Kingdom | Living and working in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jim Lambie (born 1964 in Glagow, Scotland) a contemporary visual artist and was shortlisted for the 2005 Turner Prize with an installation called Mental Oyster. Jim Lambie graduated from the Glasgow School of Art (1990-1994) with a 2:1 Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. He lives and works in Glasgow, and also operates as a musician and DJ.

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