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ROGER BALLEN - ASYLUM OF THE BIRDS

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ROGER BALLEN - ASYLUM OF THE BIRDS

One of the most influential and important photographic artists of the 21st century, Roger Ballen’s photographs span over forty years.  His strange and extreme works confront the viewer and challenge them to come with him on a journey into their own minds as he explores the deeper recesses of his own.

Asylum of the birds is a masterful new monograph from one of the most revered and highly collectible contemporary art photographers in the world.

Roger Ballen is one of the most original image makers of the twenty-first century. Asylum of the Birds showcases his iconic photographs, which were all taken entirely within the confines of a house in a Johannesburg suburb, the location of which remains a tightly guarded secret. The inhabitants of the house, both people and animals, and most notably the ever-present birds, are the cast who perform within a sculptural and decorated theatrical interior that the author creates and orchestrates.

The resulting images are compelling and dynamic, existing somewhere between still life and portrait. They are richly layered with graffiti, drawings, animals, and found objects. In a world where photographers seek to avoid definition, Roger Ballen is a true original who not only defies genres, but has defined his own artistic space as well.

 

 

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ROGER BALLEN - ASYLUM OF THE BIRDS

 

Roger Ballen- Asylum Of The Birds | Shop avant-garde menswear at Unconventional

ROGER BALLEN - ASYLUM OF THE BIRDS

 

Roger Ballen- Asylum Of The Birds | Shop emerging menswear at Unconventional

ROGER BALLEN - ASYLUM OF THE BIRDS

 

Roger Ballen- Asylum Of The Birds | Shop contemporary menswear at Unconventional

ROGER BALLEN - ASYLUM OF THE BIRDS