Jared Ginsburg

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Jared Ginsburg.  Courtesy: the artist and blank projects, Cape Town

Jared Ginsburg.  Courtesy: the artist and blank projects, Cape Town

Jared Ginsburg uses art-making to explore alternative modes of knowledge production and transfer. He recognizes art as a tool, a means to test and probe the world, hoping to nurture new strategies for productive engagement. Ginsburg employs a range of media types, including painting, sculpture, drawing, video and performance.

For his presentation at Frieze Frame, Ginsburg presents a selection of new works that exemplify his multimedia practice. Kinetic sculptures are integral to his repertoire, created by combining found objects in movement with rudimentary methods of construction. In his "Wall painting" series, large-scale canvasses are layered with histories of note-making and drawings – a kind of private archeology, which covers and reveals through a process of painting-over and sanding-away. Seeking “indeterminacy or chance operations” in his process, Ginsburg's studio plays a significant role; at once a lab, an instrument and a character in conversation.

Jared Ginsburg (born 1985, Cape Town; lives in Cape Town) has exhibited in South Africa, Italy and New York. His fourth and most recent solo exhibition is titled "Interludes" (blank, Cape Town, 2017). Recent group presentations include "I Love You Sugar Kane" (Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Port Louis, 2016) and "Artists and Architecture: Variable Dimensions" (Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, 2016). blank has shown solo presentations by Ginsburg at LISTE Art Fair (Basel, 2014), and the Armory Show special projects (New York, 2016).

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