John Stezaker: Love

John Stezaker: Love
Library Shelf Location 18.STEZ
Publication Date 14 Apr 2022

This beautifully illustrated catalogue showcases works by British artist John Stezaker made between 1976 and 2017 and brought together in the 2018 show “Love” at The Approach, London.

Stezaker is celebrated for his distinctive collage works: interruptions of, and interventions into, found images dating mostly from the mid-20th century – products of modernist culture such as film stills, press and publicity photographs, magazines and postcards. His works engage with themes such as psychological archetypes, fragmentation, identity, self and other, desire, inscrutability and enigma, glamour, fantasy, dreams and the gaze.

A sense of romance pervades Stezaker’s imagery. As demonstrated most dramatically by the artist’s 'Love' series (2016), his work seduces and ensnares the viewer’s gaze, arresting their perceptual expectations. Disquieting, poetic, compelling, glamorous and strange, the anatomies of love and desire comprising 'Love' resemble a visual encyclopaedia of human consciousness. Featuring essays by Michael Bracewell and Craig Burnett.

ISBN 9781909932470
Quantity 1
Pages 96
Authors Michael Bracewell, Craig Burnett
Format Paperback
Publisher Ridinghouse
Category Artists' Monographs A-Z
Keywords collage, Film stills, Postcards, Identity, Desire, Romance, 'The Gaze'
Language English

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