‘Working class identity, masculinity and nationalism, all taboo subjects have driven my work for more than a decade.
My birth year is as far from the end of the second world war as it was to punk, the sex pistols and the Thatcher era. It was a big deal when Britain got coloured television and a fourth tv Chanel, events i remember with great clarity.
I hope the objects I make resonate with someone with a similar shared history, so that when I hand you a heavy, deflated ceramic football it radiates with nostalgia, pain, guilt, sadness and joy as it nestles next your giant plasma TV set!’
Marcus Harvey’s work can be found in collections world wide.
He is represented by Vigo gallery, Mayfair.