Sunday, September 30, 2012

Artist One: Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Felix Gonzalez-Torres was born in Guaimaro, Cuba, in 1957. He died of AIDS in 1996. He is known for his minimal installations and sculptures that were made from everyday objects, such as strings, light bulbs, clocks, stacks of paper, or hard candies. His work was a reflection with his experience with AIDS.

I appreciate his work because; rather than make awareness about AIDS, he goes into greater depth of the emotional impact. For instance, the message that he is trying to get across is that, love is universal. I value his pieces because they are simple, however, they provoke so much feeling. 

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"Untitled" (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) 1991 Individual wrapped hard candies. 

"Perfect Lovers." 1987-1990 Clocks. 

"Untitled" (North.) 1993 String lights. 

"Untitled." 1992 Billboard. 

"Untitled" (The End.) 1990 Stack of paper.

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