Johannes Girardoni is an Austrian-born, American-based sculptor and installation artist whose inquiry comes out of a long-standing practice of creating work with natural and organic material, where detritus from urban and architectural settings, such as found wood, forms the structural basis for sculptures with pigmented wax. This work can be described as radically non-technological and creates a spatial and structural set up which relies solely on the interaction of light and material. After spending time in West Africa in 2008 on a research expedition with scientists and a group of architecture colleagues, Girardoni's focus shifted into a critical inquiry of contemporary culture. His recent projects span from photo-based works that blur the line between virtual and material content, to elaborate projects which re-articulate sculpture as architecture and immerse viewers in environments that integrate natural phenomena and digital information in subversive ways. Girardoni presented an interactive light and sound installation at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 and his work can be found in the collections at the Fogg Art Museum, Boston; the Ludwig Museum, Germany, and the Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland. His first solo exhibition at Tomlinson Kong Contemporary opened January 2012.
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