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The Epic Love Story of a Warrior | Peter Puklus

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"The Epic Love Story of a Warrior forges a fragmented photographic journey through the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th century. As has been said through the eyes of a fictional family, the hero of the story is a Anonymous protagonist: a young European who yearns to travel from east to west.
Against the backdrop of great events that defined the WW1 era, WW2, the rise and fall of communism and radical political change Puklus sets out to unravel the essence of collective memory and yearning. Perhaps part of our protagonist echoes parts of Puklus himself, whose own experiences saw his family move geographically, from east to west, and politically, from right to left. Almost naturally then, the epic love story of a warrior is a story told in reverse. Back to front and right to left, it begins today, and works again through a century to 1918.8.
Puklus's photographs are almost always inspired by a constellation of arbitrary and seemingly disparate sources. The images and sculptures in The epic love story of a warrior have been triggered by found images of historical events, memorabilia, and objects. Recovering these references, Puklus retires into his study and transforms them into a visual language completely his own. Here, build an association game for the reader. How much you can reduce the components of an image while we are still able to identify the event it represents. Iconic moments and memorable events are stripped back to a collection of still lives and small, deliberate gestures. The execution of Antonescu of Romania is repeated through a photograph of a single pole on the ground, a cluster of nails marks the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, and the looming iconographic form of the empire's state building is suggested on a package of wood fragments. Puklus's references are also art historical, and as his camera moves around objects and nudes, they repeatedly settle towards the Bauhaus, avant-garde, Moholy-Nagy and the photographic tradition.a.
As with all great stories, the epic love story of a warrior takes time. It's Puklus's ultimate exploration of a slower, more cerebral way of storytelling. He imagines it as a novel and suggests that it should be approached as such. Read a chapter, let him sit down, and come back after some time. A poem, written by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva and translated by Ilya Shambat, spells out the book in parts. "

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The Epic Love Story of a Warrior | Peter Puklus

$56.00