Toby Ziegler, ‘Flesh in the Age of Reason’, 2015, PKM Gallery
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Toby Ziegler

Flesh in the Age of Reason, 2015

Aluminium
43 3/10 × 53 1/10 × 59 1/10 in
110 × 135 × 150 cm
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Courtesy of the artist and PKM Gallery
Toby Ziegler
British, b. 1972
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Toby Ziegler arrived at his distinctive process of art-making following his graduation from art school as a way of dealing with the disillusionment he felt about being an artist. Using 3-D modeling software, Ziegler takes found images (Flemish Old Master paintings, John Constable's clouds, 16th-century pornography) and translates them into pixels. Then, he works over Inkjet prints of the results by hand with paint or correction fluid, or, more recently, renders them in oil on canvas or aluminum panels. Ziegler's sculptures likewise begin from flat source images redrawn as 3-D models. In The Alienation of Objects (2010), Ziegler used grainy photos of the Iberian head Pablo Picasso famously stole from the Louvre and chiseled away at to remake the sculpture in a Cubist redo, part two. Ziegler has also turned Victorian England's kitsch Staffordshire pottery dogs into towering geometric forms of cardboard and gesso.

Toby Ziegler, ‘Flesh in the Age of Reason’, 2015, PKM Gallery
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About the work
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Toby Ziegler
British, b. 1972
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Toby Ziegler arrived at his distinctive process of art-making following his graduation from art school as a way of dealing with the disillusionment he felt about being an artist. Using 3-D modeling software, Ziegler takes found images (Flemish Old Master paintings, John Constable's clouds, 16th-century pornography) and translates them into pixels. Then, he works over Inkjet prints of the results by hand with paint or correction fluid, or, more recently, renders them in oil on canvas or aluminum panels. Ziegler's sculptures likewise begin from flat source images redrawn as 3-D models. In The Alienation of Objects (2010), Ziegler used grainy photos of the Iberian head Pablo Picasso famously stole from the Louvre and chiseled away at to remake the sculpture in a Cubist redo, part two. Ziegler has also turned Victorian England's kitsch Staffordshire pottery dogs into towering geometric forms of cardboard and gesso.

Toby Ziegler

Flesh in the Age of Reason, 2015

Aluminium
43 3/10 × 53 1/10 × 59 1/10 in
110 × 135 × 150 cm
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