Simon de Pury

Simon weighs in on the artists' junk yard art, from Miles' sleepy exhibit to Judith's wire work.

on Jun 17, 2010

I concurred with the assessment of the judges in terms of the three best works. As a mentor I visit the studio at a fairly early stage, and then am not in a position to view the works properly until they are completed and hung or displayed in the exhibition. I was very intrigued by all the wires that Judith collected and assembled. Most of her competitors went for the TV sets, and I thought that her choice of material could lend itself to the making of a truly great work. I was than somewhat disappointed when I actually saw her completed work.

I felt the judges were a bit harsh on Trong and that his work was not necessarily the worst of this challenge.