Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"Andrea Cruz Carrer Junta de Camere, Barelona, February 1996" by Craigie Horsfield

"Andrea Cruz Carrer Junta de Camere, Barcelona, February 1996" by Craigie Horsfield. C-print flush mounted on foamcore. 139 x 139 cm. (54 3/4 x 54 3/4 in).

Horsfield has said: 'The work I make is intimate in scale but its ambition is, uncomfortable as I find it, towards an epic dimension, to describe the history of our century, and the centuries beyond, the seething extent of the human condition.' His black and white photographs record the environment around him and people he knows. He attempts to establish an understanding of history that challenges the notion of a mythical past or inexorable future, divorced from human experience of the here and now.

Craigie Horsfield was born in Cambridge, England in 1949. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996, for the continuing development of his work shown in solo shows at the Antoni Tapuies Fundacio in Barcelona and at the Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York.

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