Barbara Kruger

Artist Bio

Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger (b. 1945, Newark, NJ) is an artist who manipulates pictures and words to reveal socially ingrained assumptions about power. Since the mid-1970s, she has juxtaposed her own texts with found images in an effort to expose the machinations of capitalism, politics and gender that often go unquestioned.

The artist’s oeuvre spans photomontages and complex video and sound projects, as well as installations in the public realm. Kruger’s texts—often in black or white lettering with brightly colored backgrounds, most often red—can become image elements in their own right. Her evocative statements, questions, and suggestive declarations dismantle the found image’s pictorial plane, making room for an abundance of echoes, effects, contradictions and implications.

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