Josef Fischnaller, ‘Flowerbomb Light (Ed. 2/3)’, 2017, Cadogan Contemporary
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Flowerbomb Light (Ed. 2/3), 2017

Aluminium Dibond/Acrylic
120 × 90 in
304.8 × 228.6 cm
Edition 1/5 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
London
About the work
Josef Fischnaller
Austrian, b. 1964
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Josef Fischnaller embeds mischievous details into ornate, luminous photographic portraits that reference Old Masters like Caravaggio and Diego Velázquez. Playing with traditional ideals of beauty and subverting class and gender norms, Fischnaller revives and reinvents the sitters of heroic painters that came before him. Though from afar Infantin Eva (2010) might resemble a traditional aristocratic portrait rendered with perfect chiaroscuro, upon closer examination Fischnaller’s subject is adorned not with velvet and jewels, but a gluttonous concoction of marshmallow mice, matted pasta, and artfully cut olives. In Kurtisane (2009) Fischnaller replaces the female subject from Bartolomeo Veneto’s well-known Renaissance portrait with a coy male figure complete with brilliant red hair and lipstick to match.

Josef Fischnaller, ‘Flowerbomb Light (Ed. 2/3)’, 2017, Cadogan Contemporary
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About the work
Josef Fischnaller
Austrian, b. 1964
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Josef Fischnaller embeds mischievous details into ornate, luminous photographic portraits that reference Old Masters like Caravaggio and Diego Velázquez. Playing with traditional ideals of beauty and subverting class and gender norms, Fischnaller revives and reinvents the sitters of heroic painters that came before him. Though from afar Infantin Eva (2010) might resemble a traditional aristocratic portrait rendered with perfect chiaroscuro, upon closer examination Fischnaller’s subject is adorned not with velvet and jewels, but a gluttonous concoction of marshmallow mice, matted pasta, and artfully cut olives. In Kurtisane (2009) Fischnaller replaces the female subject from Bartolomeo Veneto’s well-known Renaissance portrait with a coy male figure complete with brilliant red hair and lipstick to match.

Flowerbomb Light (Ed. 2/3), 2017

Aluminium Dibond/Acrylic
120 × 90 in
304.8 × 228.6 cm
Edition 1/5 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
London
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