David Jablonowski at Markus Lüttgen

Artist: David Jablonowski

Exhibition title: Public Hybrids

Venue: Markus Lüttgen, Cologne, Germany

Date: September 9 – October 28, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

As part of DC Open Galleries 2017, Markus Lüttgen is delighted to announce David Jablonowskis’s exhibition „PUBLIC HYBRIDS“. Originating in the concept of hybridity, Jablonowski’s newly created works for the exhibition are based on a critical review of his own sculptural ideas, artistic methods and the possibilities of the used material.

Central to Jablonowski’s installation is his since 2011 established use of carbon, who’s tactile materiality constantly recombines itself with elements like glass, polished brass or aluminum and creates differentiated compositions of technological relicts. Like his investigation into a hybridization of material, David Jablonowski’s works are also focussing on the traditional possibilities of sculptural display, while simultaneously relocating their potential to represent in the context of contemporary art through the effects of the de-hierarchized use of materials like marble.

Referring to this classical opposition of base and sculpture, Jablonowski designed a complex installation including several new works, who analyze the sometimes mystified claim to eternity of so-called “classical” sculptures. Additionally, the traditional understanding of sculpture as “plastic unity” will be contrasted with different material as well as formal themes included in his varying groups of works through the focus on their “ready-made” – character. Differing from the data flooded themes of his last major work periods, multiple new hybrids emerge here who’s several material layers are investigated through Jablonowski’s kaleidoscopic and broad perspective. The different layers of material intertwined each other anew and raise the question: how and what does material communicate?

-Philipp Fernandes do Brito

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrids, 2017, exhibition view, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrids, 2017, exhibition view, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrids, 2017, exhibition view, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrids, 2017, exhibition view, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrids, 2017, exhibition view, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrids, 2017, exhibition view, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrids, 2017, exhibition view, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrids, 2017, exhibition view, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrids, 2017, exhibition view, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrids, 2017, exhibition view, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrids, 2017, exhibition view, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrid (Cloud), 2017, CNC-cut aluminium, carbon fiber, mirror, 75 x 130 x 210 cm

David Jablonowski, Replica , Public Hybrid (High Performance Series), 2016-2017, Carbon fiber, bronze- tinted mirror, CNC-cut aluminium, parrot, 550 x 200 x 140 cm

David Jablonowski, New Horizontal Infrastructures 1 high (Kein Wachstum ist auch keine Lösung), 2017, Aluminium, LED lights, brass, 500 x 170 x 40 cm

David Jablonowski, New Horizontal Infrastructures 1 low (Kein Wachstum ist auch keine Lösung), 2017, Aluminium, LED lights, brass 38,4 x 33 cm, 500 x 30 x 25 cm

David Jablonowski, New Infrastructures (Mapping) 1, 2017, Marble (Harmony marble), brass, tungsten, 73 x 41 x 6 cm

David Jablonowski, New Infrastructures (Mapping) 2, 2017, Marble (Harmony marble), brass, CNC-cut aluminium, 73 x 41 x 6 cm

David Jablonowski, New Infrastructures (Mapping) 3, 2017, Marble (Harmony marble), brass, CNC-cut aluminium, 73 x 41 x 6 cm

David Jablonowski, New vertical Infrastructures 1 (growth explosion), 2017, Aluminium, LED lights, brass, 250 x 35 x 15 cm

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrid, Cornerstone with Titanium Cairns, 2017, Titanium, brass, marble (Sahara Noir), LED, aluminium, 116 x 75 x 18 cm

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrid, New Infrastructures 1, 2017, Marble (Sahara Noir), LED, aluminium, CNC-cut aluminium, chromed steel, stainless steel, brass, 280 x 170 x 230 cm

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrid, See-trough With Cornerstone, 2017, Marble (Sahara Noir), turmeric, bronzetinted mirror, tungsten, anodized aluminium, oleander leaf, grey-tinted glass, brass CNC-cut Aluminium, parrot, 200 x 210 x 50 cm

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrid, New Infrastructures 2 (Titanium Cairns), 2017, Marble (Sahara Noir), aluminium, CNC-cut aluminium, chromed steel, stainless steel, brass, 400 x 100 x 225 cm

David Jablonowski, New vertical Infrastructures 2 (growth explosion), 2017, Aluminium, LED lights, brass, 250 x 35 x 15 cm

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrid, New Infrastructures 3, 2017, Marble (Sahara Noir), CNC-cut aluminium, aluminium, chromed steel, stainless steel, brass, grey-tinted glass, carbon fiber, 330 x 160 x 215 cm

David Jablonowski, Public Hybrid, New Infrastructures 4 (Growth Potential), 2017, Marble (Sahara Noir), LED, aluminium, CNC-cut aluminium, brass, 260 x 40 x 217 cm

David Jablonowski, New horizontal Infrastructures 1 mid (Kein Wachstum ist auch keine Lösung), 2017, Aluminium, LED lights, brass, 250 x 43 x 110 cm

David Jablonowski, Replica, Tribal Spirit Cloud (High Performance Series), 2016, Carbon fiber, bronze-tinted mirror, CNC-cut aluminium, 220 x 110 x 235 cm

David Jablonowski, New Infrastructures (Mapping) 4, 2017, Marble (Harmony marble), brass, CNC- cut aluminium, 73 x 41 x 6 cm

David Jablonowski, New Infrastructures (Mapping) 5, 2017, Marble (Harmony marble), CNC- cut aluminium, 73 x 41 x 6 cm

David Jablonowski, New Infrastructures (Mapping) 6, 2017, Marble (Harmony marble), brass, CNC- cut aluminium, 73 x 41 x 6 cm

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