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Contemporary art * by Juan Muñoz

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Today, Design Gallerist present you Juan Muñoz and his comtemporany art.

 

Juan Muñoz was a Spanish artist recognized by his men sculptures.
Nowadays he is celebrated for his innovative combination of sculpture and installation art, in works that place figures in a specific architectural setting in order to blur the line between reality and artifice.

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“Hanging Figure”, Photo Michael Agee in Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

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“Many Times”, Installation view Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 2014. Photo Cathy Carver

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“Many Times”, Installation view HangarBicocca, Milan, 2015. Photo Attilio Maranzano

 

He first started being recognized in 1970 with his sculptures first depicting dwarves and mannequins, and later expanding his production to include ballerinas and animated figures in conversation, often mounted on block-shaped bases that give them a sense of inanimate repose.

 

He obscured the boundaries between sculpture, painting, installation, and performance.

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“Many Times”, Installation view HangarBicocca, Milan, 2015. Photo Attilio Maranzano

 

SEE ALSO: WILLY VERGINER * AMAZING FIGURATIVE WOOD SCULPTURES

 

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“Three Chinese”

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Four laughing at each other

 

In his series of Conversation Piece works, he incorporates the human figure into his public installations, evoking specific scenes, sites, and interactions in ambiguous scenes left to the viewer’s interpretation.

He died unexpectedly from a stomach hemorrhage in 2001, at just 48 years old.

 

 

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His work has been exhibited in the most recognized art events.
The recent performances take place in Skarstedt Gallery New York until 19 December 2015. And also stems at the Museum of Electricity in Lisbon until January 3, 2016.

 

SEE ALSO: THE 10 NEW UPCOMING ARTISTS * 2015

 

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Four laughing at each other

 

 

 

 

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