Tom Burr, »John’s Body«, 2011
John’s Body, 2011
Digital print on Terraprint matt 80g paper
55 x 75 cm
Edition of 25, signed on back
»The mushrooms are a code for John Cage, to me. He was an amateur mycologist and there are some nice photos of him with mushrooms, I printed one in a catalogue a couple of years ago. I like mushrooms generally but also as a strange metaphor for objects multiplying. Mushrooms are such organic objects, objectlike organic beings. People often tell me that sometimes there is a resemblance between Cage and myself, our faces from certain angles ….« (Tom Burr on John’s Body)
Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Galerie Neu, Berlin (2022); Bortolami Gallery, New York (2021); Fondazione Converso, Milan (2020); Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (2019); SCAD Museum of Art (2018) and elsewhere. Tom Burr (*1963, USA) lives in Norfolk, Connecticut and New York.
Read an interview with Tom Burr in Issue #30, available here.