Automotive enamel on aluminum
114"x 60"x 15"
Jonathan Seliger has been exhibiting his sculptures and paintings since the early 1990s. His works are often meticulous replicas of contemporary mass produced objects and containers. He moved away from canvas painting and towards exploring aluminum, bronze and stainless steel sculpture, which are then covered in automotive quality enamel. He enhances the size of his objects to larger than life versions of their original object, such as the 8-foot tall milk carton and a Hermes bag. His surfaces are smooth and have the appearance of being machine-manufactured, where the focus on detail and surface quality is sublime and pristine. His work reflects on pop-art and minimalism as he incorporated such techniques and elements heavily into his work.
Jonathan Seliger has exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY, and in many other museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His works are included in important collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, the Panza Collection, Magasin 3, the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, and the Walker Art Center, among others. His work is currently on view in the Lucca Center for Contemporary Art's State of Mind: Minimal Art/ Panza Collection in Italy, and will be included in the upcoming Thrice upon a time at the Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall.