“However hard I tried to ‘illustrate’ an aspect of the urban environment, to unmask and present how this sleepy, suburban environment ‘functioned’ and fitted together somehow it always failed”.
“Certainly, Tillmans is enormously curious, yet his works offer surprisingly little insight. All is surface and rarely is it scratched”
“In a sense I was trying to complete a circle: I travelled to the neighbourhoods that had some bearing on the childhood development of my art-heroes and consequently on the art they made as adults, and then I tried to photograph these places through the ‘afterimage’ of the artistic influences these works had imparted on me”
It could be said that Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol have created a bastard child where trash and glitter are king of the streets, but have moved into the studio for the purposes of re-creating consumer waste in artistic practice. By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, June 2015 Beni Bischof’s a product of his generation. His […]