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Inkjet print on canvas
73 5/8 x 63 1/8 x 2 in.
New York and Los Angeles-based Jordon Wolfson’s (b. 1980) practice take the form of social commentary and includes video, installation, sculpture, painting, digital media and photography, as well as performance.
Wolfson has a BFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. He was awarded the Cartier Award from the Frieze Foundation in 2009 and has been collected by institutions worldwide, including Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy; Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Wolfson's immersive 3d VR work "Real Violence' is being exhibited as part of the 2017 Whitney Biennial and immediately became the focus of media attention due to the graphic intensity of the acts portrayed therein.
This work, a minimalist composition, features popular images and cartoons from the twentieth century—a ragtag and barefooted young boy and a goofy, bumbling insect. The shadow of the bug in the odd, reflective sphere expands the perception of depth on this abstract surface.