Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Artspiration – Brian Jungen

Brian Jungen has assumed the crown once worn by Bill Reid as the most interesting aboriginal artist in Canada.
Whether it’s a whale skeleton constructed from white plastic lawn chairs....
....or masks made from Nike sneakers, his work never fails to elicit a smile and a wondrous feeling that you are witnessing the work of a gifted and clever artist. He has taken iconic NorthWest Coast imagery and the detritus of our modern consumer society and turned them into something entirely his own - an homage to his roots, yet questioning the world as it is. 

There is a book of his work, and here are a few galleries with selections of his work. Worth looking up his work in an image search as well.



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