Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Mitja Tusek

Mitja Tusek is a new - old artist for me. I just discovered this work through a used book from Strand. Living in the belly of the hyper art-spin world, I'm getting real satisfaction from uncovering artists from the 80's and early 90's particularly Europeans that for whatever reason were outside of my educational sphere. So I present Slovenian artist Mitja Tusek who made these incredible wax pieces pictured above in the early 90's. A nice parallel to Richter, a strong commitment to the evidential nature of presence.

Here's some info on the artist circa 1994- but he is still quite active on the circuit as a quick google search reveals.

Image1 : Untitled (Wax no. 63), 1992
Image 2: Untitled, 1990

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