Marcel Dzama

Marcel Dzama, In the theater of our wedding day, 2011, Diorama composed of wood, glass, cardboard, paper collage, watercolor, and ink, 21 1/2 x 25 1/4 x 12 inches (54.6 x 64.1 x 30.5 cm)

Marcel Dzama, Shelley Brings Me Everything and More or The Extravagant Demonstration, 2010, Diorama composed of wood, glass, cardboard, paper collage, watercolor, and ink, 13 1/2 x 18 x 6 inches (34.3 x 45.7 x 15.2 cm)

Marcel Dzama, Weep our sad bosoms empty, 2007, Ink, watercolor, and graphite on pape,r 4-part drawing. Framed: 31 3/4 x 25 3/4 inches (80.6 x 65.4 cm)

Currently at GEM Museum Voor Actuele Kunst, Den Haag, Netherlands: Marcel Dzama (A Game of Chess). Sounds like fun!

As well as frequently using images inspired by his own dreams (an aspect which seems to link his work to Surrealism), Dzama’s work makes regular reference to nature, wild animals and the family farm he remembers from his childhood. But he also employs a range of other favourite references: icons from the world of art history and literature, such as Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, James Joyce and Dante.

–from GEM.

Images via David Zwirner, New York. For more images go to Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf.

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