- john_stezaker_holding_image Detail from John Stezaker's image for his upcoming <i>Billboard for Edinburgh<i/> installation<br />
John Stezaker (b.1949) first began working with collage and photomontage in the late 1960’s. Stezaker appropriates existing photographs and illustrations – film stills, vintage postcards and book pages – in his investigation into the powerful potential of the image. His collages re-contextualize recognizable scenes and images and pose intriguing questions about beauty and the subversive force of found images.
Recent exhibitions include a major touring retrospective organised by Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2011) and Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany (2010). Last year, Stezaker won the prestigious, Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. A major solo exhibition One-On-One has just opened at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel and a new exhibition at The Approach, London will open in February 2013.