This poster of Jill Greenberg’s “Regrets” shows a portrait of a monkey with a downturned, mournful look on its face.
Greenberg developed her artistic practice during the infancy of the digital revolution, attached to the computer as a tool for creating worlds that reflect the drawing and painting techniques she found in the Surrealists. In 1990, her life as an artist and photographer radically changed with the release of Photoshop 1.0., and crystallized the quality of digitally rendered hand-drawn painterliness we see in her work today. It is this quality in Greenberg’s photographs that leads them to teeter a line of hyperreality that simultaneously reads as real and artificial.
“Regrets” featured in Works 2001-2012, Greenberg’s exhibition at Fotografiska Stockholm in 2014. In this exhibition, Greenberg intermixed photographs of animals and humans, namely children, to unfold a thematic curiosity across her practice: the emotional and psychological resemblances in the ways we treat people and animals, and in the ways we project human biases onto other beings.
Size: 19.69”W x 27.56”H (50x70 cm)
Printed on FSC-certified paper