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London
  • Ghostop

    2003

    Fiberglass, wood, LCD monitor and acrylic paint

    77.6 x 71.2 x 6.4 cm

  • Grav

    2006

    Video installation and fiberglass sculpture

    125 x 115 x 110 cm

Tony Oursler was born in New York in 1957. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts, where he graduated in 1979. During his career, he has worked with Constance DeJong, Tony Conrad and Dan Graham and Sonic Youth. He is particularly renown for his multimedia works: videos that are projected in three dimensions, often on spherical surfaces, which accentuate the expressiveness of the subject, a face in the act of speaking, to observe or yell. Combining sculpture, multimedia projections and recordings of the human voice, Oursler looks for an interaction with the audience and the animation of psychological and philosophical concepts in a dreamlike space: great attention is given to light (see for example his Streetlight installation of Optics 1997 or 1999, which examined the polarity of light through a dark room). At the moment, he lives and works in New York.