Publisher: Charta (September 2, 1998)
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A pupil of John Baldessari's on the California Institute of the humanities and a common collaborator with Mike Kelley, Tony Oursler plumbs well known and punk tradition for the twisted icons that constitution our collective subconscious and the ideology of our time. operating in installations, video, sculpture, and numerous combined media together with dolls and puppets, Oursler creates fragmentary photographs and scenes that would belong to the hallucinations of a antisocial adolescent on a nasty journey. The viewer is left to visualize what ungodly narrative was once frozen in time to create such surreal, yet by some means uncomfortably known, mayhem. although darkly funny, his paintings delves deeply into the query of the way the twinned forces of intercourse and violence, gender and gear functionality in our tradition. This catalogue offers quite a number contemporary paintings and accompanies his one-person exhibition in Milan, Italy.