Liliana Porter, ‘The Attempt’, 2014, Krakow Witkin Gallery

Unique construction with found figurine,
acrylic paint and graphite on fifteen sheets
of torn school pad paper
Image/paper size: 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches each (24.8 x 19.1 cm each)
Overall size: 29 1/4 x 37 inches (74.3 x 94 cm)

Signature: Signed and dated lower right on last sheet, titled lower left on eleventh sheet

About Liliana Porter

Liliana Porter produces prints, drawings, paintings, photography, video works, and installations that dabble in the absurd. Porter juxtaposes figurines of popular cultural icons, children’s toys, and other kitsch objects in surreal compositions, so that unlikely relationships emerge—to unsettling or fantastical effect. In her photograph Dialogue with Penguin (1999), for example, a toy penguin converses with a bust of Christ. Porter cites René Magritte as a major influence, and her works reveal a sense of wry humor that reflects that of the famous Belgian Surrealist.

Argentinean, b. 1941, Buenos Aires, Argentina, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights

SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, 
Savannah, GA, United States,
Liliana Porter