We're excited to announce that one of our favourite artist's David Shringley is one of four who are up for the prestigious £25,000 award this year. Tate Britain announced the contenders today. The winner will be announced on December 2.
Last year the prize was won by Elizabeth Price, with her video installation piece THE WOOLWORTHS CHOIR OF 1979 2012. This year there are a couple of firsts too including the first "encounter" installation artist and the first black female artist up for the prize.
This year the following artists have their chance:
Tino Sehgal is a name you will no doubt recognise from his installation in the Terbine Hall last year. He filled the place with story tellers and began conversations with visitors. This "encounter" installation artist is the first of his kind to be included in a Turner Prize Shortlist.
David Shringley is an artist close to our hearts that is great at witty comment, as well as some great stuffed animal pieces. He had a hugely successful show at the Hayward Gallery last year which began a whole host of collaborations including ones with ASOS and Stussy. His drawings, photographs and more are not only loved by us, many a well known name has borrowed them for songs or got him to direct their music video promos (Blur's Good Song).
Laure Prouvost is a film maker that was born in Lille, France and now lives and works in London. Laure Prouvost is also director of tank.tv. Her most recent film work aimed to provoke a feeling of the Taste Of The Sun.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is a painter who creates imaginary portraits, she is of Ghanaian descent and based in London. She is the first black woman be included in the Turner line-up.
The Turner Prize was established in 1984 and is awarded to a British or British-based artist under fifty for outstanding work in the previous year.