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JOHANNES GIRARDONI
Special Guest at PARIS PHOTO LOS ANGELES/ VIP Program, Fitzpatrick Leland House (2015)


   

ABOUT THE WORK

'Exposed Icons'
Girardoni's ongoing series of over-painted photos, titled Exposed Icons, expands his exploration of light and material into the arena of photography. The subject of the photographs is advertising billboards; Girardoni collects images of billboards in urban and rural settings and exposes their hidden, mostly unseen side, subverting advertising's role as contemporary iconography. He reveals their structure by photo-graphing the billboards from behind, or documenting them during the transient state when they are blank. The artist first overlays multiple exposures of the same billboard, and then systematically builds and un-builds each work by digitally deconstructing and physically over-painting the photograph.
These works question the integrity of the photograph as a carrier of archived information by manipulating their content; image sections are removed, replaced with "digital pigment,"


and juxtaposed to the material paint applied over the photograph. The paint on top of the image — which the artist refers to as "flat sculpture" — functions in physical space and is in direct dialogue with adjacent, digitally altered information, blurring the boundary between virtual and material content. By bridging the two, the virtual information of the photograph and the physical structure of the paint are compressed into a single pictorial architecture. The artist removes and conceals areas of each image, while leaving other parts open, suspending the work in a constant shift between what is perceived as virtual and what is perceived as real, what is present and what is absent, and what is and is not the subject. The work's center remains undisclosed, engaging the viewer with the task of completing it.




ABOUT THE ARTIST

Johannes Girardoni (born Austria, 1967) is an Austrian - American sculptor, installation and photo-artist known for immersive work that blurs the line between virtual and material content. His projects regularly lead him to diverse collaborations with architects, artists, scientists, software engineers, and fabricators.

In 2013, Girardoni completed a major in-situ permanent work, Metaspace 1 (The Infinite Room), a light and sound sculpture conceived as part of architecture in collaboration with Cooper Hewitt National Design Award winner Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects.
Girardoni's work has been widely shown in the US and internationally, including at the 54th Venice Biennale, Italy, the Ludwig Museum, Germany, the Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, the California Center for Contemporary Art, and The Austrian Cultural Forum, New York.
Girardoni's Metaspace V2, a groundbreaking interactive sculpture project that brings together art, technology, and science, was first presented at the exhibition Off and On at Nye+Brown in Los Angeles and appeared in LA Weekly's Five Artsy Things to Do in L.A.
In 2014 Metaspace V2 was featured at TED2014 in Vancouver BC.
Girardoni has been the subject of features and reviews both nationally, and internationally, including in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ArtNews, Art in America, and Sculpture. The artist studied at Bowdoin College, ME and at the M.I.T. Media Lab, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATION PROJECTS:

2014




2013







2012








2011

Metaspace at TED 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada 1
Chromasonic Field: Colorimetry, MOAH, Lancaster, CA 1
Johannes Girardoni, PDX Contemporary, Portland, OR 1
Fréquences & Forms, SNAP, Lyon, France 3
Off and On, Nye+Brown, Los Angeles, CA 1
The Infinite Room, WA1
Spectra, SDSU Downtwon Gallery, San Diego, CA1
Neo-Povera, L+M Arts, Venice, CA3
Range, PDX Contemporary, Portland, OR3
Troublesome, Quint Contemporary, San Diego, CA3
Lost-and-Found, Tomlinson Kong Contemporary, New York, NY1
Leven met kunst, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands3
Rebels in Paradise, Nyehaus, Miami, Fl3
Summer 2012, Nye+Brown, Los Angeles, CA3
Light, PDX Contemporary, Portland, OR3
The Armory Show, TKC, New York, NY3
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Quint Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA3
The (Dis)appearance of Everything, Personal Structures, 54th Biennale di Venezia, Italy1
Light Matters, PDX Contemporary, Portland, Oregon1

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:


Whitney, Kathleen, Sculpture Magazine, March, 2014
Frank, Peter, "Colorimetry", Artillery Mag, March 4, 2014
Wagley, Catherine, "Five Artsy Things to Do in L.A.", LA Weekly, July 3, 2013
Plagens, Peter, "Lost–and–Found", The Wall Street Journal, March, 2012
Radon, Lisa. "Johannes Girardoni: Light Matters", Art Ltd Magazine, July/August 2011
De Jongh, Karlyn, "Personal Structures - Johannes Girardoni", La Biennale di Venezia, Exhibition Catalog Essay, Venice, 2011
Motley, John, "Johannes Girardoni's Light Matters, at the Junction of Image and Reality" The Oregonian, May 12, 2011
Eva Lake, "Johannes Girardoni" , Visual Art Source, May 2011
Lombardi, John. "Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Indanthrone and Flavanthrone",
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 2009, 40, 1557-1563
Röell, Japp. "Inside-Out and Backwards", Het Financieele Dagblad (Financial Times), The Netherlands, Nov 28, 2009
Genocchio, Benjamin. "In Peekskill, 2 Shows of Raw Works", The New York Times, Sept 26, 2008
Feßler, Anne Katrin. "Duftender Minimalismus", Der Standard, Nov. 11, 2007

CONTACT

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