Bjorn Dawidsson: Dawid: Beautiful Frames

Bjorn Dawidsson: Dawid: Beautiful Frames
Library Shelf Location 18.DAWI
Publication Date 2001
Description Bjorn Dawidsson was born in 1949 in Orebro, Sweden, and lives and works in Stockholm. He studied photography at Christer Stromholm's legendary photography school and then graphic design at the Beckman's School of Art. Dawid has been the recipient of numerous awards and artist's grants, and his work has been extensively exhibited internationally, in addition to being included in many public and private collections. For over thirty years celebrated Swedish artist Dawid has been making series of photographically based artworks examining the nature of the medium and exploring issues of perception. He began doing photographs in the late sixties, documenting incongruous moments with a wry sense of humor, until he established his signature style of stark graphic illustration, initiated with the seminal Rost series. His recent work has utilized the possibilities of digitalization, and this book elaborates the vision of an image-maker whose life's work reflects, criticizes and parallels the checkered history and changing status of photography. This stunningly designed and extensive book constitutes the first comprehensive survey of Dawid's work. The publication will include fictional and factual essays by Michael Mack, considering the artist's influence and context-personal, cultural, and art historical-and exploring the psychological, philosophical and often bizarre depths of his work.
ISBN 3882437243
Quantity 1
Pages 416
Editor Mark Mack
Author Mark Mack
Format Hardcover
Publisher Steidl Publishers
Related Artist Bjorn Dawidsson
Categories Photography, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Perception, Humour
Artist's Nationality Swedish
Language English

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