Jeff Wall, a Painter of Postmodern Life

Gemma París Romia

Abstract


Through the work of Jeff Wall (Vancouver, 1946), we will see the rich relationships that the Canadian artist establish between photographic media and other art forms such as painting, theatre and cinema. Although Wall’s images are photographs, they are built from complex relations with Western pictorial tradition, with the gestures of theatrical act and with the construction of narrative cinema. These relationships with the various languages of art create mysterious images that tell us about our contemporary society, creating a space halfway between reality and fiction.


Keywords


Jeff Wall; contemporary art; photography; painting; contemporary society.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17583/brac.2016.1761

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