John Stezaker, Untitled (1990), Collage
Distorting the familiar and framing the strange is one way of describing the work of John Stezaker (b. 1949)… The British conceptual artist has a way of intentionally disrupting the gestures that the original images were meant to communicate…
In 1990, Stezaker worked with images from a Scandinavian nudist magazine, cutting out a figure and then turning the page over to see what the correspondence was with thte body on the other side… If the empty shape was intriguing, he filled it with a reproduction of an eighteenth-century painting > in this case, it was filled with an image of a domestic interior.
And when one google's this artist and peers into a briefing by good ole' Wikipedia, this is the chosen "self portrait" of Stezaker >