In 2005 Barbara Kruger was honoured at the 51st Venice Biennale with the “Golden Lion” for Lifetime Achievement.
Much of Kruger’s graphic work consists of black-and-white photographs with overlaid captions set in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique. The phrases included in her work are usually declarative, and make common use of such pronouns as “you,” “I,” “we,” and “they.” The juxtaposition of Kruger’s imagery with text containing criticism of sexism and misogyny and the circulation of power within cultures is a recurring motif in the work.
Kruger is currently a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles.
I have seen some of Kruger’s work in the past (an exhibition at The Glasgow Modern), and I really liked it. In a way I felt connected with it however, in saying that the topics that are covered in her work i.e. abuse on woman, Isn’t it strange that I felt a connection.
I think perhaps the reason for me liking it so much is the pop art style of her work, which I admire.