Joseph Klibansky in Sotheby’s Catalog 2011 for Modern & Contemporary Art auction

Klibansky’s main points of departure are architecture and the city, particularly the accelerated, compressed and densely populated urban environments of the 21st Century that he smoothly grades into what seems to be a possible glimpse of the future.

The often-perceived soothing prettiness of Klibansky’s work can be experienced as positively numbing the senses of the viewer.  An image that in first instance looks harmless and merely pretty is actually a smoke curtain for the real matter at hand, an open mind can attempt to peel back the multi coloured layers of eye candy and distil the core of the message.

Joseph Klibansky makes large-scale, idealistic digital paintings that are built up through hundreds of layers of photography enriched with acrylic paint on archival cotton paper overlaid with a liquid resin. His work conveys a layering and compression of time, space and place creating new narratives by creating dreamy images of cities, combining past and future, with a dramatic dynamism that for the artist becomes a way of signifying his perception of the rapidly changing digital culture as well as suggesting an unravelling of his personal biography.

High Flyers is one of the masterpieces of Klibansky’s recent New Urban Wonderland series. It displays a saturated vision of urban existence whereby the metropolitan landscape serves as a musical equalizer that shows the ups-and-downs of human life. The dynamic portrayed Humming birds symbolize the ever movement and shifting of life’s balances, but always with a strong positive forward motion. The artist believes that al human beings start out as good and get shaped and moulded by their surroundings. The Humming bird is a known symbol for timeless joy and the Nectar of Life. It's a symbol for accomplishing that, which seems impossible and will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life circumstances.

Title: High Flyers
Size: 258 x 110 cm
Edition: of 7 - Nr and signed on reverse 7/7
Dated: 01-01-2011

Technique: Digital Mixed Media, Archival cotton paper, Acrylic paint and Resin mounted on 4mm Dibond.
Note: The whole process of Printing, proofing, mounting and resin encapsulating is fully produced in the artist studio.

Joseph Klibansky in Sotheby’s Catalog 2011 for Modern & Contemporary Art auction Joseph Klibansky in Sotheby’s Catalog 2011 for Modern & Contemporary Art auction Joseph Klibansky in Sotheby’s Catalog 2011 for Modern & Contemporary Art auction Joseph Klibansky in Sotheby’s Catalog 2011 for Modern & Contemporary Art auction Joseph Klibansky in Sotheby’s Catalog 2011 for Modern & Contemporary Art auction
April 28, 2011 |