Top Bottom 2 (from the series “Artist on the roof”), 2008 - 2011*
Size: 110 x 85 cm
Medium: C-print mounted on aluminium, AP, unique print in this size.
Purchased directly from the artist. Private Collection, Netherlands, artist copy, unique edition in this size.
This artwork is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
Ion Grigorescu started his work in the early ‘70s in the oppressive context of Ceauşescu’s regime. Working in relative isolation during the regime, he produced many series in the intimacy of his studio or in nature, which he only exhibited after the 1989 Revolution. His performances, films and photographs focus mainly on the body and politics. His work gained wider recognition in the 1990s, after the fall of the dictatorship, and along with fellow Eastern European artists such as Mladen Stilinović, Jiří Kovanda, Július Koller, he is recognized for his role in cultivating resistance and underground art. Grigorescu is also one of the artists who have radically and conceptually illustrated contemporary concerns in perfect synchronicity with his time. In the last years, by using again the body as a tool in photography, performance and even sculpture, he examined it in contemporary contexts and different postures – the worker, the artist.
The work was part of Romanian Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia 2011, curated by Maria Rus Bojan and Ami Barak.
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