Geoffrey Farmer (b: 1967) has become an international art sensation in the years since he first attended an art class with his sister at age 21. He creates hybrid arrays of sculpture, collage, video, film and performance. He will represent Canada at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
His works are like stage sets, and he has the reputation of being so meticulous that curators working with him are left breathless as he adjusts, moves and refines his installations.
His 2012 installation Leaves of Grass assembled a monumental (124-foot-long) historical menagerie of clippings from vintage Life magazines, earning significant acclaim.
Geoffrey Farmer at Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver here.
To read about his planned installation for the Venice Biennale, in The Globe & Mail, here.
National Gallery of Canada, here.
Who is Geoffrey Farmer, The Tate Modern, Britain, here.