Kristian Burford was born in Waikerie, Australia in 1974. He is a graduate of the University of South Australia, and received his MFA at the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles. His photorealistic paintings capture comfortable scenes of blankets and bedrooms accompanied with the nude figure in a seamingly uncomfortable state.
"I don’t want to explain to somebody what pollen is. … That is the secret and the beauty and the power and the potential of all this." —Wolfgang Laib
In this week’s Season 7 preview, artist Wolfgang Laib discusses his interest in pollen, while shown installing Pollen from Hazelnut (2013) at the Museum of Modern Art in 2013—sifting hazelnut pollen collected by the artist since the mid-1990s.