The Turner Prize winner, acclaimed director and official war artist returns to Thomas Dane gallery ten years after he opened the space with his exhibition Into This World.
It's been a phenomenal decade for McQueen since his first show at the gallery. The artist was chosen to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2009, he received a CBE for his service to the arts in 2011 and his film 12 Years A Slave took the Best Picture accolade at this year's Oscars.
Now he returns to the gallery with a newly commissioned piece, Ashes, unveiled here for the first time in Europe. The film is unmistakably McQueen, characterised by themes of intensity, intimacy, violence and sensuality. As with his other work it is highly sensory – through sound as well as image – and a viewing is said to provide the potential for 'epiphany or self-revelation'. It will be shown alongside other works from the artist's prestigious career.