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In his photographic and installation works, Steve Braun uses a pictorial symbolic language borrowed from ethnographic, ideological, or religious contexts. Historically charged set pieces from cultural history become props for his dramatically staged still lifes. Detached from their usual sphere of activity, the entanglement of meaning and form manifested in the symbol shifts, creating a new attribution in the recurring pictorial element.
Steve Braun composes picture legends that go beyond the two-dimensional depiction to the objectivity of his motifs. He drapes, arranges, constructs, and processes the objects, emphasizes their materiality, and shows them as installations that take up the whole room. The distinction between sculptural examination and photographic strategy becomes blurred.
Gennaio 03, 2020