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Quoted in John Coplans: Self Portrait: Hand/Foot, . 6. Since 1984, his subject has been his own body. Central to Abstract Expressionism was a concern to express unconscious elements deep within the psyche. For Coplans, this relates to a kind of universal primitivism, which he has referred to as ‘being in touch genetically with the inheritance of mankind as an inner thing, something that we all have within. The genetic code has a memory embedded in it, a memory of our past ancestry. when I began those photographs; I was very interested in this idea of genetic memory.
A Self-Portrait 1984-1997. Taken with either a self-timer or an assistant, these self-images represent a brave exploration of an older man's body and a significant foray into photography for an important art critic. Publisher's Description. This is the most comprehensive collection of John Coplans' self-portraits printed to date.
In 1937, John Coplans boarded a Union Castle ship and returned to. a b Coplans, John (2002). New York: powerHouse Books. A Self-Portrait: John Coplans 1984-1997. 1, Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. ISBN 1-881616-86-X. Blazer, Christophe (2000).
In 1937, John Coplans boarded a Union Castle ship and returned to England from South Africa. The eighteen-year-old Coplans was commissioned into the Royal Air Force as an Acting Pilot Officer. Due to his hearing being affected by a rugby match, two years later, he volunteered for the army.
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Born in London, England in 1920 John Coplans grew up in South Africa. He served as Director of the Akron Art Museum and the Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, as.
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A self-portrait : John Coplans, 1984-1997. Long Island City, New York (1997). ISBN 10: 188161686X ISBN 13: 9781881616863.
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John Rivers Coplans was a British artist, curator, museum director, and critic. A pioneer of self-portraiture, he took large format black-and-white close-ups of his bare body that sent ripples of shock, recognition and frequent praise through the international art world. He began showing his own paintings, and made a living by doing up apartments for friends. The work of US artists seemed to Coplans like a breath of fresh air.