Virtual Sculpture No. 2
„Sculpture No. 2“ is the second virtual sculpture of my all digital sculptures series which is a follow-up to my sculptures series painted in oil. It is reminiscent of works by Jean Tinguely and Alexander Calder. With its simple motion and meditative repetition, „Sculpture No. 2“ looks like a mechanical industrial machine of the last century, stubbornly pursuing its day's work. However, as its use does not immediately open up to the viewer, a strange, melancholy mood arises that raises the question of meaningfuly work and one's own existence within defined limits.To the timeless nature of virtual worlds, "Sculpture No. 2“ becomes a piece of conserved eternity and places itself between classic paintings and postmodern video works.The animation plays in a seamless loop.
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).