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Muntean/Rosenblum (b.1962)
LOT ID: 77602
Untitled (The message is blindingly clear…), 2006

Graphite, and cutout on paper
15.35 х 11.8 in. (38.99 x 29.97 cm.)
Signed
Lot description
Muntean/Rosenblum is a London based artistic collective made up of Adi Rosenblum and Markus Muntean – both born in 1962. The works of Muntean /Rosenblum persistently confront us with people, whose appearances disclose them as children of our times. They are wearing up-to-date clothes; they are young, handsome, and seemingly adapted to our society. Yet, in a peculiar way they seem out of place. The vacant look in their eyes reveals that they have learned to embody the stereotypical image of youth reproduced by mass media. They are the products of a society marked by MTV and they have adapted the message of the advertisement industry well. At the same time, the written text in the paintings implicate that the portrayed persons are consciously or unconsciously longing for so much more. It is precisely this yearning for security and respect, for affection and for a fulfilling goal of life one reads in their facial expressions, that creates this unmistakable presence of all of Muntean / Rosenblum's characters. The protagonist's isolation, which they chose themselves, but which they are not responsible for, hinders them from seeing their own dreams come true.

Muntean Rosenblum have shown their work at exhibitions at Mucsarnok Budapest (2009), Sammlung Essl (2008/09), Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (2007), Vienna’s Museum für angewandte Kunst (2006), Tate Britain (2004), and Amsterdam’s De Appel Museum (2002).
Untitled (The message is blindingly clear…) by Muntean/Rosenblum
  • Untitled (The message is blindingly clear…) by Muntean/Rosenblum
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