Lacoon and George by Brian Boldon

Lacoon and George by Brian Boldon

900.00

Printed porcelian, steel.

About the Work

I work in the gap between old and emerging technology. Earth as recorder, kiln as creator, I use geologic process as a generative force tapping into human origins, cultural history and contemporary experience. I think of material transformation as creative non-fiction, record keeping for physical phenomenon and cultural events. Situations are assembled in kilns with unknown outcomes. New equilibriums are discovered. I record the present for self-reflection and navigation. 3d prints become physical records of desire and action, contemporary material culture expressing new philosophies for body/machine integration.

 

"Laocoon and George" explores Romanticism in the United States through the lens of neoclassical idealism and mythology. How are civilizations imagined and how do they survive? Laocoon asks the Trojans to set the horse on fire to prove it is not a trick while George is cherry picking classicism creating symbols for our new civilization. There is deception at work for both.

Note: This work may be purchased through District Clay Gallery’s Collector’s Program.

Add To Cart

Brian Boldon uses emerging technologies and earth materials to tap into human origins and post-human dreams.

Boldon received a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BS Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

I work in the gap between old and emerging technology.  Earth as recorder, kiln as creator, I use geologic process as a generative force tapping into human origins, cultural history and contemporary experience.  I think of material transformation as creative non-fiction, record keeping for physical phenomenon and cultural events.  Situations are assembled in kilns with unknown outcomes.  New equilibriums are discovered.  I record the present for self-reflection and navigation.  3d prints become physical records of desire and action, contemporary material culture expressing new philosophies for body/machine relationships.

3d printing porcelain has opened a direction in my work, exciting and limitless. Making art with robots signals cultural change.  We are entangled with machines, degrees of integration that challenge the definition of Human.  I am an active participant exploring relationships between automation, the body, myth, ethics and politics.  Privileged porcelain and proletariat steel are fused together challenging systems of hierarchy and class. 

Brian Boldon lives and works in Minneapolis, MN

More Info:

brianboldon.com