Saturday, May 8, 2010

Gus Van Sant at PDX

Lately I've been contributing recommendations to the weekly newsletter of Visual Art Source (you can sign up for the newsletter here). Here's my bit for Gus Van Sant at PDX.


CAP said...

Amazingly, you refrained from mentioning Stezaker.

Eva said...

Well, we can compare but Stezaker doesn't immediately come to my mind when I see the Van Sants. The Stezakers feel more violent and decisive and I mean that in a good way. He's also using landscape, place. Another thing - the Van Sants rest in the artist's own past, his other occupation, the context in which the original photographs were made, which of course is not the case with Stezaker. The backstory of the collages are really different.