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Artists From Miami, Florida: Sebastian Spreng, Cooper, Sheila Elias, Edouard Duval-Carri , Rub n Torres Llorca, Sara Stites, Purvis Young Books LLC

Artists From Miami, Florida: Sebastian Spreng, Cooper, Sheila Elias, Edouard Duval-Carri , Rub n Torres Llorca, Sara Stites, Purvis Young

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Published May 3rd 2010
ISBN : 9781155423241
Paperback
48 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Sebastian Spreng, Cooper, Sheila Elias, Edouard Duval-Carri, Rubn Torres Llorca, Sara Stites, Purvis Young, Dray Skky, Tony Scornavacca. Excerpt: COOPER (Bryan Cooper, born 1976, the artist legally changed his name to one word in all capital letters in 1993) is an American artist best known for his strange sculptures and assemblages that exist as meditations on death, man s emotional capacities and struggles for power. COOPER lives and works in Miami, FL and Ribera, New Mexico and is represented by Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami and Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe . COOPER s sculptures are often made from common found objects, wood, electric devices, fabrics, paper, and various hardware items. The subjects of COOPER s artworks are usually related to investigating the world at dusk, describing the moment when it is precisely not day, or night. Thus the work always involves some element of darkness, and intentional obscurity- such as a wall mounted fountain that recycles a miniature black river, or models of caves where light disappears before the viewer into a real tunnel. These themes continue into works that involve timed mechanical devices, operating like old time Houses of Horror or a dark ride at the traveling carnival, and other works such as translucent layered drawings depicting human turmoil surrounded by imaginary objects and inventions. Other characteristics in his work are unpainted wood with the liberal use of binders and tinted epoxy resins, heavy paint drips, a mixture of highly crafted items merged with shoddy construction debris, sewn materials, and the deliberate elevation of common hardware to a visual language. The style of COOPER s artwork falls into a steampunk aesthetic crossed with American historical references. His work Our American Cousin (2...