JOHN MASSEY "SOLDIERS" 2001
John Massey (b. 1950) is one of Canada's most innovative visual artists working in photo and video.
Massey has had numerous exhibitions internationally including solo shows at the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and MoMA P.S.1
Massey has won numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts as well as the Gershon Iskowitz Prize for lifetime achievement in 2001.
How architecture, environments and archetypes are represented in visual culture are central motifs in his practice.
Massey explores these ideas using both conventional photography and digital manipulation.
This work, entitled "Crimea" is from his iconic and highly-sought after series "Soldiers" from 2001-2003.
"Crimea" is the central image of the "Soldiers" series displaying a Napoleonic era soldier high on top of a cliff.
The Art Gallery of Ontario recently exhibited four of the five images from the series during the winter and spring of 2014.
Examples from the series can be found in the permanent collection of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the National Gallery.
Additional images available on request.
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47"W 41"H (framed)
2 from an Edition of 5
Archival digital print.
Artist studio label verso.