omdo STUDIOS |muses| - Jenny Holzer
Next up on our 'muses' series is the neo-conceptual artist who's main focus of her work is the delivery of words in public spaces, the always inspiring Jenny Holzer.
Holzer belongs to the feminist branch of a generation of artists that emerged around 1980, looking for new ways to make narrative or commentary an implicit part of visual objects. She was an active member of Colab during this time, participating in the famous The Times Square Show.
The public dimension is integral to Holzer's work. Her large-scale installations have included advertising billboards, projections on buildings and other architectural structures, and illuminated electronic displays. LED signs have become her most visible medium, although her diverse practice incorporates a wide array of media including street posters, painted signs, stone benches, paintings, photographs, sound, video, projections, the Internet.
Text-based light projections have been central to Holzer's practice since 1996. As of 2010, her LED signs have become more sculptural. Holzer is no longer the author of her texts, and in the ensuing years, she returned to her roots by painting.
We are constantly inspired by this incredible artist. What artists inspire you on a daily basis? Let us know in the comments below.