Sunday, 30 August 2009

Barbara Kruger

Much of Kruger’s work that I have studied consists of her black and white photographs with different captions set in white on red overlaid on the photograph. The various phrases she uses are very simple, but powerful. ‘The juxtaposition of Kruger's imagery with text containing criticism of sexism and the circulation of power within cultures is a recurring motif in the work.’ Kruger has even stated that she works with pictures and words because they have the ability to determine who we are and who we aren’t.

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