Tacita Dean is a contemporary photographer, visual artist, and film maker. Tacita Dean was born in Canterbury, Kent, England in the year 1965. Dean is also renown for her large landscapes created with chalk on blackboard.
Dean had an extensive collegiate career beginning at Kent College for one year before graduating from the Falmouth School of Art located in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
She then attended the Supreme School of Art located in Athens, Greece. She finished her collegiate career by earning a M.F.A. at the Slade School of Art located in London, England.
Most of Dean’s films are made using 16 mm film. Recurring themes in the films of the artist are trees and the sea.
Below we view a short film by the artist concentrating on capturing wonderful spring air:
Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $225,000.
The artist is now based out of Berlin, Germany.
In this clip we view an exhibition by Dean that took place at the Tate Gallery of London:
The artist was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998.
Dean has been a participant in three Venice Biennials.
The artist was part of the Young British Artist movement.
Works by Dean can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Tate Gallery in London, England.
Tacita Dean is a wonderful draftsman and film maker. Her work reminds me of Andy Warhol. In the first film clip above we watch as a balloon floats over the earth. Very interesting dark shape of the balloon against a lighter background. This reminded of when Warhol launched his silver balloons into the sky above New York City.
Dean’s black and white chalkboard drawings capture mother nature at its best. Her images of the sea show the viewer not only the movement of water, but also its power and strength.