Helen Marten wins Turner Prize 2016

helen-martinTurner Prize winner Helen Marten uses sculpture, screen printing and writing to create her work. The London-based artist, who is from Macclesfield, faced competition from Anthea Hamilton, Michael Dean and Josephine Pryde for the prize. She has said she intends to share the £25,000 award with her fellow nominees.

The prestigious prize is awarded to a British artist, under the age of 50, considered to have put on the best exhibition of the past year. It is the second prize in a month for Marten, who also won the inaugural Hepworth Prize.

The 31-year-old painter and sculptor brings together a range of handmade and recognisable objects from everyday life in her installations.

A collection of her work on display at Tate Britain in London as part of the Turner Prize exhibition until 2 January.

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