While in Prague I got to see some of his work at the National Gallery of Prague. I was taking photos of his Found Object art when an attendant came up and started speaking to me in Czech- My first reaction was that I had done something wrong- and I thought she was suggesting I had touched the art work (as IF) but I soon realized she WANTED me to touch the art work!
These works- made in 2007 are respectively titled Morris, Ed and Calvin- They depict faces made out of found or trash objects- At the bottom of each work are circular sound bits that when pressed say things that one would expect to hear coming out of a card or toy.
This piece had fast food 'prizes' from the 1980's of the Fat Albert characters
Ed- had the same Smurfs that I collected as a kid from Mc Donald's- I still have the one on a skate board.
From the artists statement:
If our world is composed of overlapping stimuli which create constant sensory overload, then why should visual art limit itself to any one discipline such as painting, sculpture, print, video or computerized digital images? Is it not true that imagery is inseparable from sound and evolution in time? And if that is the case, shouldn’t art be a mirror that accurately reflects our environment, society and culture?
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The images are mine but all the information and quotes are from Mr. Neuman's website: