Open Bedroom, 1993

"This exhibition took place at a point in my career when I wanted to show work, but I didn't really know where or how to show it. A lot of artists were having 'open studio' exhibitions at the time, but I didn't have a studio – I was living with my parents and was working from my bedroom at this point – so I decided to stage an 'open bedroom' and turn the slightly embarrassing situation of still living with mum and dad in my mid-20s into a 'feature'. I took over the house when my parents went on holiday, replacing the work they had bought over the years with my work, running the exhibition for two weeks by appointment only. A lot of my work at that time was very small in scale and would have looked ridiculous in an art gallery. My parents found out about the exhibition about ten years later when they saw it in a book, which was about the right time."

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