The Audience by Roger Ballen. First edition. First impression in new condition. No markings, and comes with a signed print. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted. Any questions please get in touch.
About The Audience
The photograph Audience from Roger Ballen’s book “Asylum of the Birds” has been deconstructed in an attempt to afford viewers a more intimate look at the pictorial elements contained within it. The individual drawings from the photographs are extruded singularly. Presenting the reader with a close-up look at Roger Ballen’s drawings.
"One of the most influential and important photographic artists of the 21st century, Roger Ballen’s photographs span over forty years. His strange and extreme works confront the viewer and challenge them to come with him on a journey into their own minds as he explores the deeper recesses of his own. Roger Ballen was born in New York in 1950 but for over 30 years he has lived and worked in South Africa. His work as a geologist took him out into the countryside and then led him to take up his camera and explore the hidden world of small South African towns.
At first he explored the empty streets in the glare of the midday sun but, once he had made the step of knocking on people’s doors, he discovered a world inside these houses which was to have a profound effect on his work. These interiors with their distinctive collections of objects and the occupants within these closed worlds took his unique vision on a path from social critique to the creation of metaphors for the inner mind. After 1994 he no longer looked to the countryside for his subject matter finding it closer to home in Johannesburg. Over the past thirty five years his distinctive style of photography has evolved using a simple square format in stark and beautiful black and white."
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