More about Jonathan Seliger at Jack Shainman Gallery
Art for the label whores! If buying the latest Hermes Birkin or Chanel tweed jacket is not enough to show your status then perhaps you should invest in an sculpture by New York born and based artist Jonathan Seliger. His over-sized sculptures of luxury shopping bags are a piece of pop art that would catch any passerbyers eye.
“In my work, I try to blur the boundary between painting and sculpture in order to create what can be regarded as a three-dimensional painting. Drawing on the languages of Pop and Minimalism, abstraction and representation, I make recognizable objects, such as milk containers, shopping bags, or matchbooks, using traditional painting and printing materials and techniques. By focusing on mundane, ephemeral, or disposable subjects, I want my work to be both ordinary and poetic, accessible and transfigured.” Jonathan Seliger