Creed & colour

By Tessa Laird In Art

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28th October, 2006
Francis Upritchard was the deserving winner of the Walters Prize, but she might have been pipped at the post if Peter Robinson's Ack, rather than his Humours, had been in competition. Bursting Artspace's seams, Ack delivers the punch that the Humours promised. Literally: there's a hole in the wall where Robinson's enormous polystyrene blocks have bashed through. The sheer chunky size of the work awes, in spite of its throwaway medium. Ack is a conglomeration of amorphous white landscape-creatures, with blue accents that mimic ducks' bills or spatulate surfboards. There's a cartoon-like ...

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