Bruce Nauman (born December 6, 1941) is an American artist. His practice spans a broad range of media including sculpture, photography, neon, video, drawing, printmaking, and performance.
Nauman began to work with quasi-architectural spaces in the late 1960s. His “corridors” are such spaces that disorient the viewer with the help of mirrors, sounds and video cameras. The idea is to study the behavior of the individual.
The artist who studied physics and mathematics at the university retained his enthusiasm, in particular, the relations between squares, circles and triangles. He said, “I find triangles uncomfortable, disorienting views of spaces. This is not like a circle or square that shows stability and security”.
In the first series of political sculptures named “hanging chair”, a chair associatively involved in torture becomes a victim. The viewer is disoriented in familiar terms: who will torment the chair by hanging it? The author himself commented, “I thought about using a chair that somehow became a living figure. ”Like other hanging sculptures, the design of this work is aimed at criticizing the totalitarian regimes that were established in South America and South Africa.
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