Sean Landers

Since the early 1990s, Sean Landers has made some of the most fascinating and repeatedly irritating art in circulation. The polar opposites of tormented self-doubt and endless self-aggrandizement run like threads through the artist’s practice, as do several masks of failure that Landers uses as a strategy to preserve himself from impending loser-status. As the artist puts it, “My original idea was to make conceptual art entertaining, sloppy, emotional, human, and funny. Over the years I got so far out on this conceptual limb that I went around full circle until I was a traditional artist again. I tried to be ironic about it but eventually became sincere. Now I’m a happy victim of my own charade.” This monograph presents an overview of Lander’s oeuvre and includes works from 1992 to the present.

Text: Farquharson Alex, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Leíth et al. cm 23,8×28,6; pp. 160; 80 COL; paperback. Publisher: JRP Ringier, Zürich, 2004.

ISBN: 9782940271535| 2940271534

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Since the early 1990s, Sean Landers has made some of the most fascinating and repeatedly irritating art in circulation. The polar opposites of tormented self-doubt and endless self-aggrandizement run like threads through the artist’s practice, as do several masks of failure that Landers uses as a strategy to preserve himself from impending loser-status. As the artist puts it, “My original idea was to make conceptual art entertaining, sloppy, emotional, human, and funny. Over the years I got so far out on this conceptual limb that I went around full circle until I was a traditional artist again. I tried to be ironic about it but eventually became sincere. Now I’m a happy victim of my own charade.” This monograph presents an overview of Lander’s oeuvre and includes works from 1992 to the present.

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