Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen is what you'd call a 'wound opener'. Working with black and white film, Ballen's photography sheds light on the darker side of the human self - a scab that most of us would perhaps rather leave untouched.

Art Exhibition previously on at Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania, Australia.
From Saturday 07 December 2013 to Monday 28 July 2014

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Published by Museum of Old and New Art on Thursday 05 December 2013.
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He describes his work as fundamentally psychological and existential; for him, making art is an exercise in defining himself. His photography also incorporates drawings, sculptures, and a photographic drawing technique developed by Ballen himself.

Ballen is at MONA to exhibit work from his Asylum and Apparitions series.