Stefan Brüggemann (Mexico, b.1975) works across sculpture, video, painting and drawing, often combining these mediums. His body of work is characterized by an ironic conflation of Conceptualism and Minimalism with a punk attitude and street art aesthetic. In this way, Brüggemann’s artistic practice sits outside the canon of the conceptual artists practicing in the 1960s and 1970s, who sought dematerialisation and rejected the commercialisation of art.
Language is a crucial canon in Brüggemann’s work, text functions as a fluid medium, utilized for both form and meaning; his choice of words are often provocative and vital. Brüggemann’s masterful wordplay and conceptual rigor coalesce to create a bold and pertinent body of work focusing on themes of appropriation and displacement. His art pieces create doubt and invite audiences to consider and take up a position. The textbecomes temporal and collaborative, the works in the exhibition are observations to be completed by an engagement with the spectator.
The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, Mostyn and Kalliopi Tsipni-Kolaza, Associate Curator of Visual Art, Mostyn, with the support of Hauser & Wirth.