Claes Oldenburg (the Swede. Claes Oldenburg;; January 28, 1929, Stockholm, Sweden) – American sculptor of Swedish origin, who became famous for his monumental works commemorating the food and household items. Oldenburg was born in Stockholm the son of a diplomat, in 1936, they moved to the U.S. and settled in Chicago. The artist studied literature and art history at Yale and later studied at the art school at the Chicago Institute. In 1956 Oldenburg moved to new York, where he became acquainted with many famous representatives of pop art. In 1960, he opens "the Shop" Studio installation, which he exhibited and sold his own sculpture. Oldenburg begins to create huge copies of cakes, burgers and cups of ice cream. In 1976 he created the first sculpture in the open space, and since for the most part concentrated on them.
Features the work of sculptor Claes Oldenburg: while other pop art artistscreated extremely flat, deliberately two-dimensional reality, the Oldenburg was the first who brought the aesthetics of the simple things in three-dimensional space. He works with different materials: papier-mache, plaster, latex and fabrics, creating a deceptively smooth.
Famous works of Claes Oldenburg: "Showcase cakes 1", "Floor cake", "Floor Burger""Soft toilet", "Clothespin".
Author: Eugene Sidelnikov