This edition was created to coincide with the David Austen 2010/2011 exhibition End of Love at Modern Art Oxford.
The exhibition, named after the eponymous 2009 film, was an ambitious project for David Austen and ran to a total of 65 minutes, the biggest film project for the artist to date.
Described as a ‘post-apocalyptic vaudeville number’ the film explores love and loss in an unnervingly familiar cinematic experience reminiscent of the early days of the medium. The film is as poetic as his visual text works for which he is widely known.
Nobody’s Flowers takes this phenomenon of the unnervingly familiar and chooses as its subject matter a bunch of flowers appearing almost spookily skeletal in its inversion. Whether they are flowers of celebration or indeed memorial remains ambiguous, but what is unquestionable is their subtle beauty. The black and white composition is reminiscent of a still from a hazy European new-wave film and is as chic as it is hauntingly thought provoking.
Edition of 50, signed by the artist.
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