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Title:

Shapeshifter series

Year:

2021

Material:

Oil on canvas

Size

170 x 135 cm

Johannes Bosisio

 

The work Shapeshifter is about an intimate and erotic perception of smooth and mirrored metal surfaces. The starting point of my artistic process is an exploration of urban space. I spend a lot of time in car junk yards, taking pictures of metal and car scrap in order to reuse them as subjects for my paintings. I refashion and reinterpret those metal waste and car body parts on the surface of the canvas. In fact, steel and chrome are materials with a smooth and shiny texture that embody our modernity to the fullest. The surfaces, however, show cracks and scratches. They look as if they have been deformed and destroyed in a dreadful accident. There is not much left of their original, clear and smooth beauty which makes me rethink the utopian imagination of the role of technology as the human savior.

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@johannesbosisio

Title:

Shapeshifter series

Year:

2021

Material:

Oil on canvas

Size

110 x 90 cm

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