Pushwagner: Soft City at Museum Boijmans

'Almost There' from 'Family of Man' (1980).

The Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner's work is known for his layered, graphic depictions of a dystopian metropolis.

His work will be shown this month at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. The retrospective features drawings from his perhaps best-known work Soft City, and pink, black and grey scenes from daily city life in A Day in the Life of Family Man.

In Apocalypse Frieze, he produces large, detailed works of a dystopian society that plays on pop art and totalitarianism.

A cult figure in Norway, this exhibit on Pushwanger - whose real name is Terje Brofos - gives an intoxicating look into work that blends sci-fi, counter-culture, and old fashioned imagination.

Pushwagner: Soft City is at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from 23 February to 26 March 2013.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museumpark 183015 CX
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Images courtesy of Museum Boijmans and the artist.


Billboard: German Design Council
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