Cosmic Talk: Jonny Detiger
BLANK SPACE is pleased to announce “Cosmic Talk” the second solo exhibition of works by Jonny Detiger at the gallery. The show will open on Thursday, July 14 and continue through August 26, 2016. This show puts the artist’s witty interplay of art, design, and music on full display, giving the viewer a glimpse into Detiger’s living space.
The artist’s signature style of line art, use of sound, and mixed media sculptures highlight his unconventional, versatile, and unique creative process. This refreshing and diverse selection of work ranges from the sculptural to the painted canvas.
It’s easy to get pulled into Detiger’s groovy world. Experiencing his work is like dipping into a free-flowing conversation of cultural references, social struggles, and colorful forms that flirt with some of the subliminal desires of our imagination. In one glance, Detiger takes us back while simultaneously launching us forward.
Detiger’s works and designs transcend the mundane, celebrate life, and joyfully bridge the gap between the everyday and the sublime. His signature style of intricate line art and mixed media sculpture takes us on an exploration of human interaction through a kaleidoscope of iconic imagery, text, color, and light. His furniture designs have won critical acclaim for post-modern excellence and have been featured in design books and international design magazines.
“Art, fashion, design and music have always been an integral part of my life and art” says Jonny. “I move freely between these disciplines and create projects of ‘living art’ environments that incorporate sound, smell, design, and color. Happiness, humor and positivity are common themes that run through all of my work.”
A self-taught artist, Jonny Detiger went to school in Holland and Switzerland before studying business and economics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and the London School of Economics. Jonny Detiger is an artist and designer whose art has been shown and collected widely in galleries across the United States and Europe. He grew up in Holland but is now based in New York with his family and works out of his Chinatown Studio.