John Stezaker : lost world /Publisher: London : Ridinghouse, 2017Description: 87 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 27 cmISBN:
- Lost world
- N6797.S74 A4 2017
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition at City Gallery Wellington, curated by Robert Leonard.
Includes bibliographical references.
Twice removed / Robert Leonard -- After images / David Campany in conversation with John Stezaker -- Creative obsolescence / Geoffrey Batchen -- Plates.
British Conceptual artist John Stezaker (b. 1949) is known for his distinctive, often deceptively simple, collages. He has been making art since the 1970s, but achieved prominence relatively recently. Stezaker says collage is about "stuff that has lost its immediate relationship with the world" and involves "a yearning for a lost world". A collector, he works from an archive of out-of-date images, mostly old film stills, vintage actor head shots, and antique postcards. These images come in standard sizes and are highly conventionalised, all variations on themes. In addition to collages, Lost World includes poignant found-object-sculptures: a selection of antique mannequin hands, offering a repertoire of gestures. There's also a film, Crowd, presenting hundreds of film stills of crowd scenes, each for one frame only, in a bewildering blur.