Joseph Klibansky (b. 1984 in Cape Town) grew up in a creative and internationally-oriented environment. In his teens, he became fascinated by the possibilities offered by computer art and digital imagery. He started to merge hundreds of images into powerful compositions, enhanced by computer artwork and often combined with a variety of painting techniques.
The young artist soon developed his own distinctive style, which fascinates art galleries and collectors the world over: innovative creations in bright colours. “When you see my work, you immediately get a positive vibe”, he says.
Joseph Klibansky graduated at a Dutch business school, but soon decided to follow his great passion: art. He is one of the youngest professional artists in the contemporary international art scene.
Inspired by such topics as city’s, fashion, design, modern architecture, and music, he is constantly bubbling with ideas for new works of art. Or, as he puts it: “It is my life. When I am not sleeping, I am thinking about art!”
Klibansky’s New Media Art
Klibansky’s work is often described as ‘art with stopping power’. They are powerful compositions that you cannot simply stroll past without thinking: “Wow, what is happening here?” Klibansky’s points of departure are architecture and the city,
particularly the accelerated, compressed and densely populated urban environments of the 21st Century.
A work of art by Klibansky usually consists of 300 to 600 different images that, in combination, produce a new, intriguing and dynamic world. They are frequently surrealistic, contemporary, brightly coloured and in large format. Large cities form a recurrent theme in his oeuvre and Klibansky composes his own dynamic versions of these urban landscapes. In his work, he uses a mixture of computer art, graphic techniques, painting techniques and digital imagery.
His method of working is highly intensive and a single work of art can easily take between 100 and 150 hours to create. Klibansky keeps working until the art piece exactly matches the composition he conceived in his mind.
“I always go the extra mile to create the images that I see in my mind’s eye.”