Walead Beshty

Walead Beshty | the artist


The artist Walead Beshty
Born 1976, London, England.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA, .
Style and technique of the artist: Photography,

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Walead Beshty
Beshty's work explores not only the history of photography, but also the way in which photography shapes our understanding of history. He makes this enduring relationship visible by bringing together images of ambiguous places, altering them, and exhibiting them as documentation…

Walead Beshty
Beshty's work combines drastic imagery, comments on and builds upon artistic models from the 60s and 70s, as well as investigations of the formation of contemporary cultrue…

Walead Beshty
Walead Beshty¬ís art reveals the prosaic assumptions of photography. His images distil the way photographs shape history, and how they are made to perform meaning…

Walead Beshty
Photographs operate something like ruins; despite their seeming stasis, they are available to a multitude of narratives, slipping effortlessly between them. They suggest and beg cultural assumptions: small details, happenstance, passing moments rendered static as if bare facts…

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