Holly King


Holly King
BEAUTY
cibachrome print; signed, titled and dated 2002 and numbered 1/5 on the reverse


60 ins x 43 ins
152.4 cms x 109.2 cms

Estimate: $5,000-7,000
Price Realised: B.I.

Concrete Contemporary Art Auction
Date of Auction: 3/4/2014
Lot 106

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Bio:
Holly King creates large format photographic landscapes in her studio with sculptural props and painted backdrops. She is interested in the tension between artifice and constructed realities. Cinematic in nature, her works allows the viewer to project him/herself into the invented landscapes, which hover in the balance between the memory of real places, and nostalgia for an imagined landscape: “They are very deliberately composed - first in the camera and afterwards in the colouring process," says the artist.

King was born in Montréal and studied visual arts at Laval University, where she earned her BFA in 1979 before completing her MFA in 1981. Her photographs have been shown in Canada and internationally, notably at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Her works can be found in many prestigious collections, including those of the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, the Musée national de beaux-arts du Québec and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto.

Birth Location:
Montréal, QC

Artist Dates:
b.1957


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