Douglas Gordon was born in 1966 in Glasgow, Scotland. He lives and works in New York. After receiving a B.A. at the Glasgow School of Art from 1984 to 1988, Gordon undertook a graduate program at the Slade School of Art in London from 1988 to 1990.
from Gagosian Gallery
His video: http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/february-09-2011--douglas-gordon
gave me a shiver. Nothing can be more fragile and beautiful than the moment that realism crushes romanticism, I believe.