Category: Geoffrey Farmer

Geoffrey Farmer | The Photographic Surgeon

Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer also uses collage as a medium of expression in his work, but unlike Kirstine Roepstorff’s, he doesn’t have any signature iconic motifs, exploding stars and or any ‘weak’, extra-curricular materials. Space which is a ‘void’ in Roepstorff’s work, represents something else in Farmer’s. He doesn’t even deal with hyperreality so much, but all these little figurines cut-out from magazines over the years have to do with our existence, or lack thereof.

In The Last Two Million Years (2007), figures of historical sculptures and pictures of modern-day people were cut-out from a Readers Digest encyclopedia which attempted to explain the history of our planet up to the proliferation of the modern man, that Farmer found lying on the street. These figurines are laid out in a procession leading to a series of plinths, curving around the exhibition area, but apparently not in chronological order.

The Last Two Million Years (2007) Geoffrey Farmer
The Last Two Million Years (2007) Geoffrey Farmer
The Last Two Million Years (2007) Geoffrey Farmer
The Last Two Million Years (2007) Geoffrey Farmer
The Last Two Million Years (2007) Geoffrey Farmer
The Last Two Million Years (2007) Geoffrey Farmer

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