The work of filmmaker and artist Tony Oursler (born in 1957) is incomparable with any other artist working today. His multimedia installations convey with crude visual apparatus and unbounded imagination the humor, ugliness, and malice of modern social interaction. Always fascinated by the interconnectedness of mass-media systems and the individual, Oursler is adept at melding traditional performance methods with modern technologies.
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About the artwork
Depicting a pair of crumpled jeans from which the form of a light bulb protrudes, this work ironically situates the symbol of inspiration in the crotch area of men's trousers. A sardonic comment on the productivity of the artist, the center of procreation linked to the artistic output.