|Victor Man | painting art history|
Victor Man subtle installation received great attention at the Expanded Painting section in Prague Biennial 2005. The artist is interested in the position of painting in art history. In his point of view we find ourselves only at the beginning of the redefinition of painting. The artist is working with images taken from the media. The images are selected not by its contents or meaning but by its abstract form. They are emptied of its story or social context.
Grouped in two's the works function as duets in which each single piece, when linked together, receives a new sense or turbulence. The accretion and juxtaposition of images, which have initially been meaningless, creates the narrative. The colours and painterly technique Man applies are reminiscent of different periods in art history. Victor Man is listed as one of the Future Greats in the upcoming edition of Art Review.
|Pictures from "Victor Man: The Bakery"
@ Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
Victor Man was born in 1974