Jonathan Owen, ‘Untitled’, 2017, Ingleby Gallery
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Jonathan Owen

Untitled, 2017

19th century marble bust with further carving
29 1/2 × 21 3/10 × 12 3/5 in
75 × 54 × 32 cm
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Location
Edinburgh, London
About the work
Jonathan Owen
British, b. 1973
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Jonathan Owen’s art-making practice harnesses the power of reduction to reveal the essence of an artwork. Using a basic eraser, he makes two-dimensional “carvings” into preexisting photographs published in books. His work, which has been described as a kind of “elegant vandalism,” is both transformative and subtractive; it contains palimpsests and traces but no definitive evidence of the original images. Owen also incises already formed three-dimensional statues, bringing out the latent abstract forms and negative space within.

Jonathan Owen, ‘Untitled’, 2017, Ingleby Gallery
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About the work
Jonathan Owen
British, b. 1973
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Jonathan Owen’s art-making practice harnesses the power of reduction to reveal the essence of an artwork. Using a basic eraser, he makes two-dimensional “carvings” into preexisting photographs published in books. His work, which has been described as a kind of “elegant vandalism,” is both transformative and subtractive; it contains palimpsests and traces but no definitive evidence of the original images. Owen also incises already formed three-dimensional statues, bringing out the latent abstract forms and negative space within.

Jonathan Owen

Untitled, 2017

19th century marble bust with further carving
29 1/2 × 21 3/10 × 12 3/5 in
75 × 54 × 32 cm
Unique
Sold
Location
Edinburgh, London
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