Barry McGee was invited at the 10th Edition of the Biennale de Lyon art festival. McGee's work is once again breathtaking with one of his biggest installation to date! Private viewing took place yesterday evening, here are the pictures:
Wooden structures, vans, graffiti, tagged sculptures and colours that overspill motifs combining the decorative and the hard-edged: Barry McGee’s oeuvre is naturally, explosively in your face. McGee is one of the current art figures who have best pulled off the marriage of graffiti and urban art with a thoroughgoing mastery of his materials and the technical skill of an engineer. Frankly receptive to street culture, his work takes place in a buffer zone between the intellectual and the "popular" – a terrain of possibilities that scorns the directives and injunctions governing life in big cities.
I can see how you'd say that as his installations aren't always easily commodified or digested but personally I love what's gong on here. Suits the place perfectly. He's talked before about getting trapped into rhythms and doing the same thing over and over and how he wanted to break free. Which led to his more abstract work and he used to build these wood structures/sculptures and adorn them with hundreds of framed drawings, think it's refreshing to see him to think outside the box and not feel like he has to bath the whole place in drawings, it's minimal and dirty, I find it refreshing.
I'm liking the look of that work too, big and bold. Loving the head out the wall, enjoying the kids trying to make a big enough noise that that head would make if it could shout. This has got me thinking about letting McGee loose in the Hayward at London, where this sort of work would really translate well.
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