Matthew Barney
1967–

Introduction

Matthew Barney (born March 25, 1967) is an American contemporary artist and film director who works in the fields of sculpture, film, photography and drawing. His works explore connections among geography, biology, geology and mythology as well as notable themes of sex, intercourse, and conflict. His early pieces were sculptural installations combined with performance and video. Between 1994 and 2002, he created The Cremaster Cycle, a series of five films described by Jonathan Jones in The Guardian as "one of the most imaginative and brilliant achievements in the history of avant-garde cinema." He is also known for his projects Drawing Restraint 9 (2005), River of Fundament (2014) and Redoubt (2018).

Wikidata identifier

Q451185

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Introduction

Known for his highly symbolic, visually lush films such as the 'Cremaster' series. Included in the 1995 Whitney Biennial and the 1993 Venice Biennale. American artist, NYC.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, actor, cinematographer, environmental artist, installation artist, painter, performance artist, photographer, sculptor, video artist

ULAN identifier

500114761

Names

Matthew Barney

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