Jiri Geller's Donald Duck SeriesJuxtapoz // Saturday, 09 Apr 2011
We are set to profile Helsinki, Finland-based Jiri Geller in our May issue, but we just saw a few more images of a great series of Donald Duck skulls and wanted to show them to you today. Jiri has made a career out of reimagining pop-culture subjects, and this Duck series may be our favorite.
Mark Maher writes of Gellers' work, "Like an anarchist who has studied every stitch and fold of the banker's suit, Jiri Geller models and subverts the iconic forms of contemporary culture with vengeful precision.
While - not inaccurately - self-defining as "an outsider, a punk rocker", Geller is also the rare Finnish artist who has both managed to stay close to Finnish aesthetic strengths and traditions and also detonate his own unique brand of post-national, mind-fucker nihilism."