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Zhivago Duncan

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Fly me to the Moon, 2009 Steel, Hydraulic System, Enamel Paint 4mx175x2m © ogaviz
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The American Dream, 2006 Steel,fiberglass, Engine, Black Dye 2mx2mx155m © ogaviz
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Simulacrum Americana, 2008 Wood, Bonsai Trees, Dirt, Water, Pumps , Electric Motors, Plastic Models, Enamel Paint 2mx3mx220m © ogaviz
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Aspired Fashion Designer © Cruise & Callas
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The Beautiful and the Dammed, May 2010 Exhibition View © Cruise & Callas
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The Beautiful and the Dammed, May 2010 Exhibition View © Cruise & Callas
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The Beautiful and the Dammed, May 2010 Exhibition View © Cruise & Callas
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Rather Naughty Young Girl sought more Money through Prostitution © Cruise & Callas
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Black Poitation © Cruise & Callas
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Cabarets Userpation on dimpled Imaginary Friend © Cruise & Callas
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"Dick Cum Flash: M.A.M.V6.B4" , 2010 Silkscreen and Oil on Canvas 300 X 200 Cm / 118.11 X 78.74" © Courtesy of the artist & Contemporary Fine Arts
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To Separate The Bacon From The Fat Is Impossible: M.A.M.V22a.B8 , 2010-2011 Oil on Canvas 3 Panels 230 X 540 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Saatchi Gallery
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MASCHINE, detail, 2012 © Courtesy of the artist and Fredric Snitzer Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
International Waters
Birth year
1980
Lives in
Berlin/Washington DC
Works in
Berlin/Washington DC
Schools
Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2007, BFA
Verdala international High-school Malta, 1999, IBFA
Representing galleries
Teapot Cologne / Berlin Kollektive
Tags
ogaviz, nacnud, Juxtapoz, California, Kinetic, architectural, mixed-media, realism, installation, surrealism, digital, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

Drawing as much from the forefront of contemporary Pop culture as the bowels of forgotten history, my work provides a close examination of our society’s excessive infatuation with glamour, fortune, and fame. Building upon the dialogue begun by the Pop artists, I seek to underscore the superficiality of celebrity status in the face of current trends of cultural, economic, and environmental decay. Utilizing the accessibility and ease of execution offered by contemporary strategies of appropriation, my latest works appear muddy and garbled, mimicking the messy culture which they represent. Whether silk-screened portraits of celebrities long forgotten or sculptural remnants of abandoned muscle cars, my aesthetic of damage and tarnish serves to pay homage to the countless icons that have been lost in the depths of time.

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Zhivago Duncan

www.StudioOgaviz.com

 

Artist Biography

Born 1980, Terre Haute, Indiana. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

2007 BFA Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

 

Solo Exhibitions

2010

The Beautiful and the Damned, Cruise & Callas, Berlin, Germany

2007

For the Overeyes of the Underviewed, Private Loft of Shelley von Strunckel, London, UK

Accidental Crash, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010

Ein fest fur boris act 2, Vittorio Manalese, Berlin

Ein Fest fur Boris act 1, Vittorio Manalese, Berlin, Germany

Opening show, Joanna Seikaly Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

In fifteen minutes everyone will be famous, Tape Modern, Berlin, Germany

2009

Out of Wedding, Uferhellen, Berlin, Germany

No more sugar for the monkey, Stadtbad, Berlin, Germany

Lynch Mob, HBC & Kollektive, Belrin, Germany

2008

Galerie Mittwoch, Kolektiv, Berlin, Germany

Tape Modern Number 02, Berlin, Germany

 

2007

Requiem for a Gallerist, Kunst Salon Art Fair, Berlin, Germany

Untitled Crash, AA Galleries, London, UK

Contraceptually Kinetic, Tease Art Fair, Cologne, Germany

 

2006

Swag, Corsica Studios, London, UK

 

2005

MMDAW, Chelsea College of Art Triangle Gallery, London, UK

 

2004

Till the End of Time, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK