Spanning-and sometimes combining-sculpture, video, painting, and drawing, Stefan Brüggemann's work deploys text in conceptual installations rich with acerbic social critique and a post pop aesthetic. Born in Mexico City and working between Mexico and London, the artist's oeuvre is characterised by an ironic conflation of Conceptualism and Minimalism. In this way, Brüggemann's practice sits outside the canon of the conceptual artists practicing in the 1960s and 1970s, who sought dematerialisation and rejected the commercialisation of art. Instead his aesthetic is refined and luxurious, whilst maintaining a punk attitude.Read More
The philosophy of language is a crucial tenet in Brüggemann's practice, in which text functions as a fluid medium, utilised for both form and meaning; his choice of words typically provocative, acerbic and topical. Brüggemann's masterful wordplay and conceptual rigour coalesce to create a bold and pertinent body of work focusing on themes of appropriation and displacement.
Text courtesy Hauser & Wirth.