alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Ian Breakwell: The Elusive State of Happiness on The Guardian Guide

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on February 13, 2010

The Guardian Newspaper

Saturday 13 February 2010

This is the first major retrospective of the work of Ian Breakwell, who died just five years ago after establishing his reputation as the greatest artist to come out of Derby since Joseph Wright of Derby, and one of the most mischievously spirited artworld provocateurs of the late-20th century. Working in just about every medium, his deadpan take on the world amounts to a life long series of mundane epiphanies. One of the most engaging diarists of his time, he was arguably one of the last great diarists before the blog age. Typical is The Walking Man Diary 1975-78, a series of photographic and textual observations made from the window of his Smithfield home of a lone passerby imbued with pathos.
QUAD, Sat to 18 Apr
Robert Clark

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