Gilbert and George

This English couple are masters of the photo montage. They also utilize  self-portraiture and references to their East London home to create a complex dialogue with viewer. In Gilbert and George” Jack Freak Pictures the English Union Jack figures largely in many of these works.

“As throughout their art, Gilbert & George have identified the holistic constitution of ‘nationhood’ -as the sense of country might not simply shape an individual or society, but as an individual might think of themselves as a state, with it’s own laws, pride and history -so within the multi-leveled, mysterious world of the Jack Freak Pictures there is a direct address to the values of individual and social identity. (Bracewell, 2)”

The VRC has added 20 images from this title to the Digital Image Database. These are available to the SCAD community with you MySCAD log-in.

Top:

Homey. (2008). GILBERT, Proesch & GEORGE, Passmore. Digital photo montage.

Bottom:

Union Wall Dance. (2008). GILBERT, Proesch & GEORGE, Passmore. Digital photo montage.

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