Saturday, February 11, 2012

Featured: Marcel Dzama's Berlin Years

Marcel Dzama, the Berlin Years
32 loosely bound plates housed in an illustrated paper folder, with a 32 page pamphlet
Published by McSweeney's Books, 2003
First edition (out of print)

"Marcel Dzama‘s work is inhabited by an expansive cast of recurring human, animal, and hybrid characters. Typically manipulating a distinctive palette of muted browns, grays, greens, and reds, the artist has developed an immediately recognizable visual language that penetratingly explores human action and motivation, often by means of the violent, erotic, grotesque, and absurd. His practice unleashes a universe of childhood fantasies and otherworldly fairytales, drawing equally from folk vernacular as from artistic influences that include Dada and Marcel Duchamp. Widely known for his works on paper, Dzama has in recent years expanded his practice to include sculpture, painting, film, and dioramas. In the latter, he constructs intricate, complex, three-dimensional scenes using his signature drawings, collage elements, cardboard, and occasionally ceramics." -David Zwirner Gallery

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