Greg Haberny, ‘Bear in Mind’, 2015, Painting, House paint, ashes, dirt and plastic mounted on wood, Ethan Cohen Gallery
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Greg Haberny

Bear in Mind, 2015

House paint, ashes, dirt and plastic mounted on wood
38 × 24 in
96.5 × 61 cm
.
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New York, Beacon
Greg Haberny
American
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Greg Haberny calls his approach “Upcycling”, letting new artworks arise out of something destroyed. It’s rooted in the Japanese tradition of “Kintsugi”, a method of repairing ceramics by gold compounds.
The appreciation of defectiveness becomes a principle. The blemish becomes something special and positive. Against this background Haberny’s pottery undergoes a new dimension. He patches new objects out of fragments of manufactured forms. Due to their fateful history these objects evolve into beings with a mysterious narration. Haberny’s wall pieces literally go beyond the scope and one crucial step further. There is no perfection, no infinity. Everything is a process. Haberny’s artworks are like physical states that can evolve into something else at any time.

Greg Haberny, ‘Bear in Mind’, 2015, Painting, House paint, ashes, dirt and plastic mounted on wood, Ethan Cohen Gallery
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Greg Haberny
American
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Greg Haberny calls his approach “Upcycling”, letting new artworks arise out of something destroyed. It’s rooted in the Japanese tradition of “Kintsugi”, a method of repairing ceramics by gold compounds.
The appreciation of defectiveness becomes a principle. The blemish becomes something special and positive. Against this background Haberny’s pottery undergoes a new dimension. He patches new objects out of fragments of manufactured forms. Due to their fateful history these objects evolve into beings with a mysterious narration. Haberny’s wall pieces literally go beyond the scope and one crucial step further. There is no perfection, no infinity. Everything is a process. Haberny’s artworks are like physical states that can evolve into something else at any time.

Greg Haberny

Bear in Mind, 2015

House paint, ashes, dirt and plastic mounted on wood
38 × 24 in
96.5 × 61 cm
.
Sold
Location
New York, Beacon
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