This work shows a silent, poetic scene of an impressively sculpted ashtray. The glossy surfaces and campy motives of its materials make it a particularly melancolic memento mori, whose everlasting cigarette smoke reminds us of our irrevocable mortality. The title of the work is created by an A.I. which I described my work to.
Jonas Baumann (*1983) belongs to the first generation of artists, who made their earliest steps on digital and analog playgrounds at the same time. With his work he fathoms the gap between the tactile, analog artwork and the disembodied techno-images behind the smooth glass of our computer screen...More details