Sculpture No. 40
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Sculpture No. 40 is high-res photography of an actual oil painting of my "Sculpture Series" started in 2014. The painting is from 2020, 70x40cm and painted on wood. The buyer will be given the choice whether he or she wants to receive the physical painting as well (shipping cost excluded) or receive a movie clip, in which the painting gets destroyed by the artist. Thus the work challenges the idea of the "original" in an ever expanding digital age.
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 screens.
Jonas Baumann graduated from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Illustration in Lucerne in 2010 with a Master of Arts in Design. His videoclip for Klaus Johann Grobe’s “Discogedanken”, released in August 2018, was selected for "Best Animated Music Videos" at the 26th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2019. His work was recently exhibited in group exhibitions such as “P2P” by Hermann Germann Conspirators (2018), “Die Form des Klangs” at HeK Basel (2018), and “OOO Object Oriented Ontology” at Kunsthalle Basel (2017).