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larger than life

I remember I used to hide or play under the table when I was a little kid and it formed a vital part of my childhood life, under the table I had my castle, my warship and my universe there, and no adults allow.

Robert Therrien is known as an object maker who transforms elements from everyday life into works of art that evoke mythic archetypes. Working both two- and three-dimensionally, he has created a deceptively simple oeuvre that lends itself to psychological interpretation with its evident fascination with childhood, its anxieties and fantasies. While his mentors would seem to include a generation of Pop artists, his work also attests to the impact of Conceptualism as well as folk culture, cartoons, and everyday objects.


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