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b. 1967, United Kingdom

Josephine Pryde Biography

Pryde’s work attacks stock photographic aesthetic by technically reworking and reconfiguring images and by addressing the conditions of their display. The surfaces of glossy fashion photographs are disrupted by the insertion of aluminium tubes, which emphasise their ‘objectness’ and their status as artworks. Colourful photoshop juxtapositions of MRI scans of the human foetus and macro-lens desertscapes are unnervingly loaded. They refer to the history of darkroom experimentation and to contemporary medical-imaging techniques. Pryde doesn’t reject the language of photographic imagery, rather she adopts it and layers it up. Her guinea pig portraits are inspired by ‘cute pet photography’ but her choice of subject conjures associations with laboratory research.

Josephine Pryde Featured Artworks

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Time and the Tampon (Frost) IV by Josephine Pryde contemporary artwork photography
Josephine PrydeTime and the Tampon (Frost) IV, 2019Photography
68.5 x 90.5 cm
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Time and the Tampon (Frost) I by Josephine Pryde contemporary artwork photography, print
Josephine PrydeTime and the Tampon (Frost) I, 2019Archival pigment print
68.5 x 90.5 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Pacific Driftwood (Pink Lilac Filter) by Josephine Pryde contemporary artwork print
Josephine PrydePacific Driftwood (Pink Lilac Filter), 2014/2020Black and white resin-coated print, coloured perspex
79.2 x 62.7 cm
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Pacific Driftwood (Blue Filter) by Josephine Pryde contemporary artwork print
Josephine PrydePacific Driftwood (Blue Filter), 2014/2020Black and white resin-coated print, coloured perspex
79.2 x 62.7 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Exterior, Night, Day (Window) by Josephine Pryde contemporary artwork photography
Josephine PrydeExterior, Night, Day (Window), 2020Giclée print mounted on aludibond
92.5 x 129.3 cm
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For Sonja by Josephine Pryde contemporary artwork photography
Josephine PrydeFor Sonja, 2014Giclée print
79.2 x 57.7 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Scale XXXV by Josephine Pryde contemporary artwork photography
Josephine PrydeScale XXXV, 2012C-print
106.1 x 81 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Knickers VIII by Josephine Pryde contemporary artwork photography
Josephine PrydeKnickers VIII, 2014C-print
36 x 27.5 cm
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Josephine Pryde Recent Exhibitions

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Josephine Pryde Represented By

Simon Lee Gallery contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong, London, New York

Josephine Pryde In Related Press

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Why this year's Turner Prize is one of the best in ages Related Press Why this year's Turner Prize is one of the best in ages 25 October 2016, The Telegraph

It’s sculpture, but not as you know it. For years the shortlists for the annual £25,000 Turner Prize given to an artist under 50, with the runners-up each receiving £5,000, have focused on sound art, archive art, theory art, video art and other more or less immaterial forms. Last year’s competition, when much of the...

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This years Turner Prize exhibition makes good on its potential to shock Related Press This years Turner Prize exhibition makes good on its potential to shock 5 October 2016, Hyperallergic

LONDON — It’s the same thing every year. The press has a field day with some sensational piece that challenges the very definition of art and the Turner Prize is front page news for the day — a rare event for any contemporary art show — bringing it to the attention of hundred of thousands, if not millions, of potential...

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9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art Related Press 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art 13 June 2016, Frieze

‘It is the present that is unknowable, unpredictable, and incomprehensible – forged by a persistent commitment to a set of fictions […] Let’s give a body to the problems of the present where they occur so as to make them a matter of agency – not spectatorship,’ writes DIS in their catalogue for the 9th Berlin...

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Review: 'The Present in Drag,' 9th Berlin Biennale Related Press Review: 'The Present in Drag,' 9th Berlin Biennale 7 June 2016, Art Agenda

Berlin’s history of internecine violence is visible on its civic surface, a characteristic that holds currency in both mainstream and art tourism; what differentiates these two modes is a style rather than a politics. Who can say what a city means? Gentrification mistakes lack of capital for lack of life, confuses the unexploited with...

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