David Jang, ‘Provoke’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
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David Jang

Provoke, 2016

Melted Foam Cups on Canvas
60 × 60 in
152.4 × 152.4 cm
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Location
Los Angeles, Zürich
About the work
Artspace Warehouse
Los Angeles, Zürich

David Jang strives to transform the detritus of urban life into minimalist paintings of formal …

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Mixed Media
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This artwork is signed by the artist on the back.
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David Jang
Korean, b. 1975
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Using such unlovely mass-produced materials as aluminum cans and Venetian blinds, David Jang crafts installations, wall pieces, and kinetic sculptures, through which he reveals the contradictions inherent in daily life. As he explains: “My work utilizes materials and object-making to articulate the countervailing forces inherent in the everyday: expansion and contraction, perfection and imperfection, force and balance, having and lacking.” For Jang, consumer and industrial goods are metaphors for our lives. He sees his practice as a form of discovery, in which he uncovers the poetry and pathos in, for example, a box fan. Prevaricate (2012) is composed of two facing walls of stacked box fans, with colored lines strung between them. As the fans turn in opposite directions, the lines become twisted and untwisted, as if illustrating the nature of prevarication itself and the way it tangles the truth.

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About the work
Artspace Warehouse
Los Angeles, Zürich

David Jang strives to transform the detritus of urban life into minimalist paintings of formal elegance, both gritty and sublime. He hopes to inspire others to discover art as a necessity to the human condition, not a luxury. David Jang’s work utilizes materials and object-making to articulate the countervailing …

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
This artwork is signed by the artist on the back.
Image rights
SHIPPING: $425 Continental USA
David Jang
Korean, b. 1975
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Using such unlovely mass-produced materials as aluminum cans and Venetian blinds, David Jang crafts installations, wall pieces, and kinetic sculptures, through which he reveals the contradictions inherent in daily life. As he explains: “My work utilizes materials and object-making to articulate the countervailing forces inherent in the everyday: expansion and contraction, perfection and imperfection, force and balance, having and lacking.” For Jang, consumer and industrial goods are metaphors for our lives. He sees his practice as a form of discovery, in which he uncovers the poetry and pathos in, for example, a box fan. Prevaricate (2012) is composed of two facing walls of stacked box fans, with colored lines strung between them. As the fans turn in opposite directions, the lines become twisted and untwisted, as if illustrating the nature of prevarication itself and the way it tangles the truth.

David Jang

Provoke, 2016

Melted Foam Cups on Canvas
60 × 60 in
152.4 × 152.4 cm
Sold
Location
Los Angeles, Zürich