Matthew Barney | the artist
Born 1967, San Fransisco, USA.
Lives and works in New York, .
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
Celebrated as a sculptor and performance artist, Barney has caused quite a stir in the contemporary art world with his Cremaster films. The cycle of films is a fevered, sometimes delirious, and often beautiful exploration of the competing forces of artistic creation and destruction.
“A lot of my work has to do with not allowing my characters to have an ego in a way that the stomach doesn’t have an ego when it’s wanting to throw up. It just does it.”
Original Cremaster Cycle exhibition poster