O mundo segundo Duane Hanson e Gregory Crewdson
“Uncanny Realities” Exhibition of Sculptures and Photographs at Museum Frieder Burda
A view of a pair of life-size figures ‘Old couple on a bench’ by US artist Duane Hanson in the large exhibition hall of the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden. In the background, a photograph by US photographer Gregory Crewdson. Both works by the two American artists Duane Hanson (1925 1996) and Gregory Crewdson (born in 1962) are part of an exhibition entitled Duane Hanson / Gregory Crewdson Uncanny realities that runs from 27 November 2010 to 06 March 2011.
© Rolf Haid/EPA
In the 1970ies he shifted the main focus of his work to the portrayal of American daily life, from the constructor to the office worker to the stout sales lady at the flea market. ”My work is about people living in quiet despair. I show helplessness, tiredness, ageing, frustration,“ Duane Hanson explains.
Crewdson’s father, a psychologist, had his office on the ground floor of his own house. As a child, the artist confesses, he had tried to spy on conversations with patients. Even today, psychoanalysis plays an important role in his art. In his esthetic photographs, kept in dark colours, he produces a level of reality between conscious and unconscious in which the chaos of life comes to a standstill for a brief moment.
© Gregory Crewdson
The works of both artists impressively reflect the complexity of the human existence.
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