Rodney Graham (b. 1949, Abbotsford, British Columbia) studied art history at the University of British Columbia from 1968 to 1971 and at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver from 1978 to 1979. An artist and musician, Graham has created a varied body of work since the 1970s, making use of such diverse media as film, photography, installation, painting, prints, literature, and music. He has visualized the interconnections between the various layers of everyday life and cultural history with a great deal of poetic irony, finesse, and conceptual originality. Exploring and reflecting on works of art, music and literature, as well as events in the intellectual history of all periods, he has created a complex œuvre that delicately balances reality and fiction. Doubling, repetition and looping are hallmarks of his work, devices he often uses with humour to question the notion of originality and the nature of perception.
By Jérôme Nadeau for Studio SPG
Mots-clefs : canadian photographic portfolio society, Donald Young Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, lepigeon, Lisson Gallery, mercredi photographie, rodney graham, simon fraser university, spg, spg lepigeon, studio spg, vancouver school of photography