Les Artistes

"States of Mind" january - march 2014

Born in 1945 in the USA. Lives and works in New York and Los Angeles.

With a background in graphic design, the idea of juxtaposing words and images in her artworks came naturally to Barbara Kruger. She layers found photographs with concise and meaningful texts, addressing themes such as feminism and consumerism. Kruger explores representations of power via mass-media images, appropriating their iconography and slogans to deconstruct them visually and verbally. Since the mid 1990s, the artist has diversified her practice and embraced a series of aesthetic expansions which includes working with film and audio installations.