This Tree Is Now In Stealth Mode
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The animation shows a stage-like scene that plays with the appearance and difference of diverse surfaces. It combines analogue brush strokes with ceramics-like tentacles, which through their color scheme reminisce of early computer paint programs. Even though all these materials are not able to impregnate each other, a tender exchange takes place in an unpretentious manner. 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 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).