(born 1967 Chicago, Illinois, USA)

After high school, Edmier moved to Hollywood, where he worked on designing film sets. After this, he worked as an assistant to the American multi-media artist Matthew Barney. From the 1990’s he has devoted himself mainly to sculpture. His works, often made of resin, make strong reference to his personal life, in particular his early childhood and youth, which he then interweaves with contemporary life glossed with references to historical events. His life-size sculptures are based on actual people drawn from his own life, but by virtue of their monochromaticity they achieve a more generalized status rather than functioning purely as portraits.

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Beverly Edmier, 1967 1998
Private collection, the Netherlands