America's "Most Important Artist" Matthew Barney Makes Rare Public Appearance
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The last date listed for Gabe Bartalos in Conversation With Matthew Barney was Saturday September 7, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Painful. Matthew Barney seemed like a deer in the headlights. The whole event felt unprepared. The moderator should have gone over the questions with the participants before hand. There were many moments of dead silence accented by nervous...continued
*Gabe Bartalos *is a prosthetic effects artist who specializes in character effects and explicit gore. He has developed the prosthetic make-up effects for Barney since 1991 and in 2004 he made his directorial debut with the surrealistic film Skinned Deep, which he also wrote and produced. Bartalos has worked on cult classics such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996), and Godzilla (1998). His work pushes us to rethink conventional visual effects and set design.
Mathew Barney is an American artist who works in sculpture, photography, drawing, and film. His epic Cremaster Cycle, explores the process of creation through sculpture and video in five feature-length films. These films are imaginative and brilliant and examine the transcendence of physical limitations within an interdisciplinary art practice.
from Cremaster 4, 1994
© Matthew Barney