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Johannes Girardoni

Artist | Johannes Girardoni Studio

Los Angeles, United States

"Keep Asking Questions"

Generally thinking:

Technology & The Future
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

ArchitectureArtDigital MediaMuseumsSound DesignTechnologyVisual Arts

Very good at:
+ Distilling visual and physical information to such an essence that it invites exploration

About me & my work:

I am an artist and I create space.

I am an American-based sculp­tor and instal­la­tion artist best known for my reduc­tive inves­ti­ga­tions at the inter­sec­tion of sculp­ture and paint­ing, through which I explore the con­tin­u­ously shift­ing rela­tion­ship between real­ity and image.

My pri­mary mate­r­ial vocab­u­lary — found wood, beeswax, pig­ment, light, and resin — and its phys­i­cal con­stel­la­tion, become both the car­rier of an explic­itly painterly event, while also being the foun­da­tion of an imma­te­r­ial phe­nom­e­non. The works are often exam­i­na­tions of phe­nom­e­no­log­i­cal processes, where a hol­low or empty space — a tan­gi­ble empti­ness — turns out to be the actual cen­ter of the work. Oppo­sites and con­tra­dic­tions, as well as the com­plex dialec­tic between them, are my fun­da­men­tal themes.

My work has been widely shown at muse­ums and gal­leries in the US, Europe, and Asia.

I was born in Austria and grew up in Vienna. In 1982 my family moved to Southern California. I went on to study at Bowdoin College, ME and at the M.I.T Media Lab. I lived and worked in New York from 1989 to 2012 and am now based in Los Angeles.

My links:

johannes girardoni | website

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