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Guy Oberson
Awakening in Mongolia by Guy Oberson - Work on paper, mother and child, chalk

2016

About the Item

Awakening in Mongolia is a unique black chalk on paper painting by contemporary artist Guy Oberson, dimensions are 80 × 120 cm (31.5 × 47.2 in). The artwork is signed, sold unframed and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The inspiration for this series came from the artist's reading of the newspaper "Le Monde," where he was surprised to see that the reader was not having any trouble identifying the two very different images that were side by side. A report photo can be easily identified at first glance from a fashion advertisement photo because of its distinct and easily recognizable graphic identity. Guy Oberson doesn't outline his works; instead, he builds them up from a collection of lines. Through this method, subjects appear when viewed from a distance and vanish right before the observer's eyes as they get closer. Black chalk is blurred by the artist in a variety of vertical streaks, which obstructs the subject's perception and slows down the work's immediate interpretation.
  • Creator:
    Guy Oberson (1960, Swiss)
  • Creation Year:
    2016
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31.5 in (80 cm)Width: 47.25 in (120 cm)
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  • Framing:
    Framing Options Available
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  • Gallery Location:
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU803114213242
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