Bleckner, who was in the middle of the period with his courageous works on AIDS in the mid-80s, was invited to the Guggenheim Museum’s retrospective stand in the 90s and entered the literature as the only artist to open a retrospective in his 40s. meeting with art lovers. The design of the stand is undertaken by Ofis Koray Duman.
Ross Bleckner (1949-), who took his place as one of the cornerstones of world art history in the most valuable museums from Europe to America and the Far East, rebelled against Neo Expressionism and Minimalism with the abstract photography method he created since the beginning of the 1980s. becomes a pioneer to other artists who are He rehabilitates abstract art in a sense by softening the influence of Op Art in his stripe paintings he produced in the early 1980s. The artist produced very brave works on AIDS in the mid-80s and became one of the most prominent names of the era. In the 90s, at the age of 46, he was invited to the Guggenheim Museum’s retrospective booth and entered the literature as the only artist to open a retrospective in his 40s.
Ross Bleckner creates a series he calls “Memorials” as a reaction to the AIDS crisis that has been increasing day by day since the mid-1980s. Using ghostly, translucent images on a dark gray, illusionist background, Bleckner refers to the fading gay community with these photographs. Even the names of the photographs he produced during this period reflect the number of people who have died of AIDS so far. In the following years, Bleckner, who did not change the melancholic taste in his works, continued to describe the parts of the body displayed at the microscopic level, referring to diseased human cells with his “Cell” / “Cell” photographs in the 1990s.
Bleckner, who worked with the Mary Boone gallery for many years, is represented by the Petzel gallery today. The artist, who will reveal his latest productions in Turkey with the “Angels in Your Head” stand at Sevil Dolmacı Arka Gallery, will be with art lovers in Istanbul at the opening of the stand.