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Place(s) of work: Los Angeles (us)
Edward Ruscha is an American artist associated with the Pop art movement. He has worked in the media of painting, printmaking, photography, and film.
Born in 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska, Edward Ruscha moved to Oklahoma City in 1941 and to Los Angeles in 1956 to attend the Chouinard Art Institute. He had his first solo exhibition in 1963 at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. At the start of the seventies, Ruscha began showing his work with the Leo Castelli in New York.
Ruscha has consistently combined the cityscape of Los Angeles with vernacular language to communicate a particular urban experience. Encompassing photography, drawing, painting, and artist books, Ruscha's work holds the mirror up to the banality of urban life and give order to the barrage of mass media-fed images and information that confront us daily. Ruscha's early career as a graphic artist continues to strongly influence his aesthetic and thematic approach.
Watch Ruscha discuss his different approaches to painting and print-making:(read less)
Techniques & Media: Painting
Influenced : Seth Indigo Carnes , Adam McEwen
Influenced by : René Magritte , Basil Wolverton
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