Item description for Spartacus Chetwynd by Raphael Gygax Spartacus Chetwynd...
British-based artist Spartacus Chetwynd is known for her baroque, surreal performances that humorously bring together multiple visual references from art history and pop culture. One of Chetwynd's summer 2007 site specific performances, sponsored by New York's Creative Time, was titled: "Soylent Green, King Kong, Kasuma & Paul Auster Improvs." She liberally mixes references like Yves Klein's Anthropometries or Hieronymous Bosch characters with heavy metal or Michael Jackson's Thriller, somehow producing a unified whole that is evocative of how our culture currently disseminates information. As well as performances, Chetwynd who graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in painting, produced a series of small canvases in 2004 and 20005 entitled Bat Opera. They also quote pop culture, while featuring obscure bits of Romanticism gleaned from art history and literature. A well-designed introduction to this emerging artist's work, this volume is printed on 12 different colored papers.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.7" Width: 7.7" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher JRP Ringier
ISBN 3905770822 ISBN13 9783905770827