|accrochage «Lightness?» january - march 2012
John Baldessari was born in 1931 in the United States. He lives and works in California.
Combining images, paintings and words, Baldessari creates visual juxtapositions that challenge meanings. He upends commonly held expectations of how images function, often by drawing the viewer's attention to minor details, absences or spaces between things.
Throughout the whole of his career, Baldessari's sharp insights into the conventions of art production, the nature of perception and the relationship of language to mass-media imagery are tempered by a keen sense of humor.