domingo, agosto 24, 2008

Banks Violette

Artista nacido el año 1973 en Ithaca, Nueva York y que ha expuesta en diversos museos tanto de Estados Unidos como de Europa.

"Violette continues to make work, frequently using collaboration as a springboard for his new installations. Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O))) provided the soundtrack for Violette's 2007 double show at Team Gallery and Gladstone Gallery in New York."

Death metal, ritual murder and teenage suicide are starting points for Banks Violette. His work is notable for combining references to excess from youth culture with minimalist form, often using glossy black and ghostly white materials.

According to Violette, the inspiration of the piece was a series of instances of arson committed by rival metal enthusiasts in Norway, which culminated in the 1993 knife murder of Øystein Aarseth, singer of the black metal band Mayhem by Varg Vikernes of the band Burzum.


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