John Baldessari

Born in California in 1931, John Baldessari is known for his use of words and appropriated images as well as his experiments with ideas surrounding language and communication through a multifaceted practice encompassing painting, sculpture, video, and installation. Although he personally thinks it is unnecessary to label him as a conceptual artist, Baldessari is widely recognised as one of the pioneers who shaped the conceptual art scene. He has also influenced many contemporary artists.