Since the beginning of her career in the mid 1970s Sherman has used herself as the ostensible ‘canvas’ in her works, seamlessly combining the roles of director, model and photographer to create an array of intriguing and provocative personas. Whilst the photographs feature Sherman as the sole human subject, they do not, however, convey her likeness as a self-portrait would. A remarkable performer, in this latest work Sherman captures the subtle distortions of her face and body on camera, rendering her almost unrecognizable as she adopts outrageous guises and utilises her recent embrace of digital techniques to manipulate the scale of each character, their features, and their surroundings.Read More
Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and currently lives & works in New York City. Her work has been widely collected and exhibited by major museums throughout the world since 1980. Solo shows include the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1987; the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1991; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1997; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1998; the Serpentine Gallery & the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 2003; Jeu de Paume, Paris, the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen & Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2006. Group exhibitions include The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1989; Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2000; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, 2003/4; Palazzo Grassi, Venice & the Foundation Beyeler, Basel, 2006; the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, 2009; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2010. Current groups shows include GSK Contemporary - Aware: Art Fashion Identity showing at the Royal Academy until 30 January 2011. The artist will present a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 26 February to 4 June 2012.
Text courtesy Sprüth Magers.
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