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Backdrop no.2 (backdrop as sculpture)
Jared Ginsburg
Artwork 2017
Photograph of Jared Ginsburg's oil and mixed media painting 'Backdrop no.2 (backdrop as sculpture)'.
Artwork: Jared Ginsburg, Backdrop no.2 (backdrop as sculpture) (2017). Oil and mixed media on canvas. 185 x 200 cm. Private collection.
Artist Jared Ginsburg Title Backdrop no.2 (backdrop as sculpture) Date 2017 Materials Oil and mixed media on canvas Dimensions 185 x 200 cm Credit Private collection

Ginsburg’s practice is grounded in experimentation and play. Working across media, from figurative soft sculptures, collage, audio tape and installations featuring kinetic objects to large scale paintings such as Backdrop no.2 (backdrop as sculpture), Ginsburg draws out latent possibilities in objects and materials.

Jared Ginsburg’s studio practice offers a repertoire of hesitations and inventions, a material study of perhaps and what if. With sculptures, video works, drawings and prints — or, as the artist says, with remains, traces, instruments, and devices — Ginsburg notates the time spent making, discarding, and making again. In Ginsburg’s studio, everything presents itself as potential material; off-cuts and waste, even old and forgotten artworks, are repurposed and reimagined as ‘found objects’. This is perhaps most evident in his kinetic sculptures, which carry traces of their previous lives as other works. They are inexact and fragile constructions; a series of propositions for further propositions, object studies of objects only conjectured.

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