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Chisenhale Gallery presents a very special limited edition by Jordan Wolfson, the fifth in our annual series of ‘Archive Editions’.
Working with artists who have participated in Chisenhale Gallery’s historic programme, ‘Archive Editions’ are new works, kindly donated by the artists to raise funds to realise the gallery’s artistic programme and support the next generation of pioneering artists. In 2011 the inaugural ‘Archive Edition’ was produced by Wolfgang Tillmans, followed by editions made by Rachel Whiteread in 2012, Hilary Lloyd in 2013 and Mark Leckey in 2014.
Jordan Wolfson’s exhibition Raspberry Poser was presented at Chisenhale Gallery in 2013. This was Wolfson’s first UK solo exhibition and the UK premiere of Raspberry Poser (2012), the final installment in a trilogy of works also comprising Con Leche (2009) and Animation, masks (2011).
Establishing himself over the past decade as one of America’s leading artists exploring new media and contemporary imagery, Wolfson’s work engages provocatively with the material qualities of our present moment, the new forms and technologies that define us, and their existential resonance.
Wolfson produces psychologically complex works in which images and language undergo dream-like repetitions and rehearsals. He returns to universal themes such as love and the human condition through his exploration of ideas of subjectivity, performance and the role of the artist. Wolfson’s works juxtapose a range of animation techniques, collage, sculpture, found and filmed footage and sound, displayed in meticulous installation environments.
Untitled, (2015) is a pigment print on photographic gloss paper produced in an edition of 65 + 10AP. The work continues Wolfson’s picturing of a cast of animated characters often wreaking low-grade havoc in their respective cartoon worlds. The figure in Untitled, (2015) is an ambiguous character drawing the viewer into an awkward intimacy.The commercial movie poster format and MAD Magazine tone, contrasts sharply with the confessional, psychotherapy thought bubble.
Untitled, (2015) is vulgar, intimate and heart-breakingly melancholic in turn. Wolfson flouts social niceties and draws out the grotesqueness of an excess of information and lives lived within the relentless exposure of social media. This is an image that works on you.
Jordan Wolfson was born in New York in 1980. He studied at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA. He lives and works in New York.
Solo exhibitions include Works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection: Jordan Wolfson, Raspberry Poser, CCS Bard, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; David Zwirner, New York (all 2014); Raspberry Poser, Chisenhale Gallery, London; S.M.A.K., Ghent (2013), REDCAT, Los Angeles; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (both 2012); Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2011); CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2009); Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, New York (2008); Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy (2007); and Kunsthalle Zürich (2004). Group exhibitions include America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; DIDNG – An Interior That Remains an Exterior? Kunstlerhaus, Graz; Real Humans: Ian Cheng, Wu Tsang, Jordan Wolfson, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Duddeldorf (all 2015); Puddle, pothole, portal, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York; Manifesta 10: European Biennial of Contemporary Art, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg; McLellan Galleries, part of the 6th Glasgow International, Glasgow; 14 Rooms, Art Basel, Basel (all 2014); KABOOM! Comics in Art, Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen; April, Sadie Coles, London (both 2013); Le Nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012); Dystopia, CAPC, Bordeaux (2011); Prospectif Cinéma, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010). Wolfson received the Frieze Foundation Cartier Award in 2009.
Jordan Wolfson is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London and David Zwirner, New York.