Gold leaf, spray paint, vinyl on canvas
185 x 145 cm / 72 7/8 x 57 1/8 in
Spanning – and sometimes combining – sculpture, video, painting, and drawing, Stefan Brüggemann’s work deploys text in conceptual installations rich with acerbic social critique and a post pop aesthetic. Born in Mexico City and working between Mexico and London, the artist’s oeuvre is characterized by an ironic conflation of Conceptualism and Minimalism. In this way, Brüggemann’s practice sits outside the canon of the conceptual artists practicing in the 1960s and 1970s, who sought dematerialisation and rejected the commercialisation of art.
Untitled actions in lockdown
Inside the London home studio of Mexican-German artist Stefan Brüggemann, who shares his latest body of works in gold, created during isolation. These new works build on the artist’s series of Text Pieces—constructing a vocabulary of appropriated language from our increasingly digital lifestyles.