Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BODY ART #6: Matthew Barney

We continue to introduce some great artists who have chosen to use the body (often their body) as the "canvas" or the "marble" on which express their creativity or pulsions.


This is an important branch of contemporary art that has its roots in the nature of human being and in the desire to modify the body or to show on it signs that link the person to a wider reality (community, culture, gods, myth...).





Among the artists we represent, it's sure that Rabarama art is influenced by the attention and focus on the body. She has her peculiar view on the theme and she is agile in changing the subjet to object in a big game of mutation: she could create on her body, with her body, on stone or metal bodies, on others' bodies.
In this way the subject is present but fades in a different concept of individuality, merging with the billions of possibilities of reality:

BODY ART #6: Matthew Barney

He is famous also being the husband of Bjork :) but surely he deserves his fame as a contemporary artist, in the various fileds of video art, cinema, body art...

Among his most know works are The CREMASTER Cycle (1994–2002) and Drawing Restraint (1987–present), being River of Fundament (2006–2014) the most recent of Barney's works.

Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney

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