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James Ostrer

You Don’t Know Until It Is Too Late, 2019

Paper, gaffa tape, spray paint, permanent marker, enamel paint on canvas
23 3/5 × 17 7/10 × 1 3/5 in
60 × 45 × 4 cm
This is a unique work.
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London , Berlin
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James Ostrer
British, b. 1979
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There’s something sinister about photographer James Ostrer’s candy-coated images. The artist uses his medium to explore the limits of contemporary body politics, desire, and consumption, such as in his series “Wotsit All About.” For this work, he created sickly sweet Leigh Bowery–like masks from sugary candy to investigate the contemporary appetite for excess, and to propose an iconography for a new tribe of human beings divorced from nature. He has approached the relationship to the body in different ways, such as in a series of self-portraits for which the artist hired prostitutes to direct him.

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James Ostrer
British, b. 1979
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There’s something sinister about photographer James Ostrer’s candy-coated images. The artist uses his medium to explore the limits of contemporary body politics, desire, and consumption, such as in his series “Wotsit All About.” For this work, he created sickly sweet Leigh Bowery–like masks from sugary candy to investigate the contemporary appetite for excess, and to propose an iconography for a new tribe of human beings divorced from nature. He has approached the relationship to the body in different ways, such as in a series of self-portraits for which the artist hired prostitutes to direct him.

James Ostrer

You Don’t Know Until It Is Too Late, 2019

Paper, gaffa tape, spray paint, permanent marker, enamel paint on canvas
23 3/5 × 17 7/10 × 1 3/5 in
60 × 45 × 4 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
London , Berlin
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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