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IRWIN Group Prints & History

Added 20 January 2015 at 22:17

Established in the 80īs, IRWIN is a political group of five Slovenian artists. While the individual members are named as  Dusan Mandic, Miran Mohar, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek & Borut Vogelnik , their art is anonymous. In the group any member is free to change or re-do the work of another.

IRWIN is just the visual art arm of the larger Neue Slowenische Kunst or New Slovenian Art (NSA) movement. NSA is a collective which also includes music & theatre groups. Together they share a similar approach & style of expression.

Today NSA is considered one of the landmarks of European Arts experimentation in the last twenty years. Founded prior to the end of Communism, NSA sits somewhere between ideology & art with the aim to re-affirm Slovenian culture.

IRWIN describes its art as `retro-avant-garde` - a Post-Modern remix of historical images, propaganda & religious icons.

Their work, framed within the tradition of totalitarian regimes, reclaims the supremacist symbols of the Eastern European Block for their own identity such as the black cross (left).

The layering of symbols in these prints and the textured applied materials especially gold & silver are particularily appealing today. But below the esthetics lies deeper questions about modern industrial society.

Most recently IRWIN has opened citizenship for all to the NSA fictional country state which has included issuing NSA passports. This conceptual art makes the IRWIN group relevant to today`s market. Check out their web site  www.irwin.si.

Check out all Roomscape`s IRWIN Group prints for sale here.

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