Sunday, October 21, 2007

Works by Folkert De Jong

Folkert De Jong... Les Saltimbanques (2007, styrofoam, adhesive). From Works by Folkert De Jong at James Cohan Gallery in New York. "...His sculptures are made from unconventional, industrial insulation materials – Styrofoam and polyurethane foam – whose color palette of baby blue and pink and their inherent toxicity are what he refers to as, "one big moral contradiction." Best known for work that employs the vehicle of the 'grotesque,' De Jong reflects upon the paradox of contemporary life where advances in global policy, economics, science and art exist alongside the continuous forces of war, misfortune and catastrophe."


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