Jon: Photographer/Performance Artist Gunter Brus…

…sure is one creepy and surreal guy.

Gunter Brus

Austrian artist Gunter Brus (b.1938) experimented in numerous artistic formats including paint, photophaphy, and film. He was a founding member of the art movement known as “Viennese Actionism” in the 1960’s , which was a precursor to what would now be considered body based performance art. Artists involved in this movement would create “precisely scored ‘Actions’ in controlled environments”. These performances were frequenty prone to displaying violent and destructive themes. Though a large part of Actionism was the rejection of commodifiable artwork (physical pieces for sale), Brus documented his performances in these startling photographs.

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1 Response to “Jon: Photographer/Performance Artist Gunter Brus…”

  1. 1 julia
    January 21, 2008 at 1:20 am

    wow! never heard of him! thanks for exposing me! i don’t suppose you like karen finley or diamanda galas???

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