Jon Rafman, ‘Potchefstroom South Africa’, 2012, Feuer/Mesler

About Jon Rafman

Digital artist Jon Rafman is best known for his work around Google Street View, which he approaches as a repository of images that bring to the fore the relationship between technology and human experience. Concerned with the tension between the camera’s indifference and the human search for meaning, he has said, “While celebrating and critiquing modern experience, the technological tools themselves show how they can estrange us from ourselves.” For his ongoing project, Brand New Paint Job, Rafman appropriates elements from modernist paintings—by Joan Miró, Yves Klein, and Jackson Pollock, among others—using them as textures that he applies to digital renderings of 3D models, including busts, interior spaces, cars, and pieces of furniture.

Canadian, b. 1981, Montreal, Canada, based in Montreal, Canada

Group Shows

2016
Future Gallery, 
Berlin,
Grand New
2015
Buenos Aires,
2015
M+B
Los Angeles,
2015
2014
Future Gallery, 
Berlin,
Gang Signs: Mike Goldby, Rubén Grilo, Jon Rafman

Fair History on Artsy

2015
Future Gallery at Art Cologne 2015
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