Friday, April 27, 2012

Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay, Voices of Venus, 1992, seven album covers and thread
Christian Marclay, Houston, 1992, record albums and string
Christian Marclay-davidbowie1991
Christian Marclay, No Mercy, 1991, record covers, thread and tape
Christian Marclay, Hi-Fi (from the Body mix series), two record covers and thread, 1991
Christian Marclay, Doorsiana (from the body mix series), record covers and thread, 1991
Christian Marclay, Les Vierges, 1991, record covers and thread in plexiglas frame
Christian Marclay, theonlycomeoutatnight
Christian Marclay, Love is Blue, 1991, mixed media
Christian Marclay, Untitled, 1998, record cover collage
Christian Marclay, Primadonna (from the Body Mix series), album covers and thread, 1991

Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay is a New York based visual artist and composer whose innovative work explores the juxtaposition between sound recording, photography, video and film. He was born in California in 1955 and raised in Geneva (Switzerland). His mother was American so he held a double nationality. He studied at the Ecole Supérieure d'Art Visuel from 1977 - 1980 in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1977 - 1980 he studied sculpture at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He also studied as a visiting scholar at Cooper Union in New York in 1978. As performer and sound artist Christian Marclay has been experimenting, composing and performing with phonograph records and turntables since 1979 to create his unique "theater of found sound." Christian Marclay was influenced by Marcel Duchamp. Christian Marclay offers a unique, fresh and innovative voice that has inspired an entire generation of musicians, artists and theorists.

Biography excerpt found here



sporkgasm said...

What a great idea. I've always been enthralled with album cover art. I once went to an art show titled, "The 100 Worst Album Covers of All Time." They were bad, but good, at the same time.

Dancing Branflake said...

Ha! This reminds me of when I was younger and would make collages out of magazine cutouts. Except he's much wittier.

StarBox said...

great work! tnx for shareing :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Clever clever clever! And at the end of the post I had a BIG smile on my face :))

NellieVaughn said...

Oh, this is really strange, which makes me really like it.

Kitty Stampede said...

bahaha...these are so wacky!!! there is something so funny with the men and their woman legs.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

very interesting. though it seems that he is copying a lot of work (as in using others' images I think), he does make a very valid point in his depictions. thank you again for introducing me to a new artist.

Alisa said...

I love these!

Matter Of Style said...

these are fantastic, very inspiring!

Lorena said...

I saw this commercial last night on TV and just thought of you....
I think you will enjoy it.

fabulousjunk said...

OMG!! I so love this!! My friend has a a bunch of pictures of people putting album/dvd artwork of peoples faces on their faces which I thought was neat. But this is even cooler!!! awesome :)


Trissta said...

Oh goodness. If you can't tell, I'm a bit behind on reading your posts, but I have to say... These are amazing. So fucking cool. I wish that I had thought of something like this!! I will forever be looking for album covers to combine now.

Much love,