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John Grenville Stezaker, born in 1949, is an English conceptual artist, whose work is surreal in tone and is often made using collage and the appropriation of pre-existing images such as postcards, film stills, and publicity photographs. We provide art lovers and art collectors with one of the best places on the planet to discover modern and contemporary art. Stezaker is now considered a major influence on the Young British Art movement. Limited-Edition Prints by Leading Artists. Represented by internationally reputable galleries. John Stezaker's best photograph 'I collected pictures of smokers. His life studies provide an interesting contrast to Stezaker’s ambiguous and unsettling collages of male and female bodies. Modern & Contemporary Art Resource.
© 2020 Contemporary Art Society is a company limited by guarantee. © 2013-2020 Widewalls | Stezaker’s two collages have particular resonance with Etty’s pencil drawing Standing Female Nude, circa 1820s, which shows a side view of a female model, and The Wrestlers, circa 1840, which like Stezaker’s collages show a contrast of skin tones. Stay up to date with the latest news and events and receive our monthly newsletter. Find Out More. John Stezaker, an artist whose work has enjoyed in recent years a justly deserved second spring, is no stranger to pictures from the past resurfacing. Featured image: John Stezaker, via photographyschool.nl; John Stezaker - Pair IV, 2007, via Guardian. This capsule collection strongly relates to the gallery’s historic collection, which includes a large number of works by York born artist William Etty (1787 – 1849) who specialised in the female nude. In his "Film Portrait" series beginning in the 1980s, slices of faces from movie star headshots are overlaid atop others to create disconcerting hybrids. In his collages, Stezaker appropriates images found in books, magazines, and postcards and uses them as ‘readymades’. For Fall XII and Fall XIII Deutsche Börse 2012 photography prize winning artist John Stezaker uses source material from Arthur Thompson’s book Anatomy for Art Students, a core text for students at the Slade School of Art until the 1970s. We aim at providing better value for money than most. Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society with the support of The Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for York Art Gallery. John Grenville Stezaker, born in 1949, is an English conceptual artist, whose work is surreal in tone and is often made using collage and the appropriation of pre-existing images such as postcards, film stills, and publicity photographs. Stezaker is now considered a major influence on the Young British Art movement. His life studies provide an interesting contrast to Stezaker’s ambiguous and unsettling collages of male and female bodies. If you continue, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Contemporary Art Society website. Etty was an assiduous student of the Royal Academy’s Life Class. Donations of all sizes help sustain emerging artists at the beginning of their careers and ensure that their work has inspirational impact on audiences across the UK, Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. In the early 70's Stezaker was among the first of many British conceptual artists to rebel against what was then the predominance of Pop art.
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