Galerie VidalCuglietta is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Brussels of the young New York based artist Josh Tonsfeldt.
The works of Josh Tonsfeldt bear the tone of transmissions and remnants of such accumulations. His sculptures, prints, and videos are uneasy testimonies of place, recounted with the restless glance in the rearview mirror. The attempts of the photographer to capture a moment and a place in an image could be seen as a starting point for his work. That the attempt almost automatically places the photographer at a distance, the image itself becoming a frozen, only partial glimpse, lets these failures provide the parameters to ask why we might look for such essences in the first place. His most recent body of work moves between three discrete rooms, from the idiosyncrasies of two art spaces in Brussels and New York City, to a house in the plains of Iowa.
(text source: Galerie VidalCuglietta)
More on Josh Tonsfeldt (b. 1979, Independence, Missouri)
Josh Tonsfeldt draws on his childhood and everyday experiences, yet continuously invents new logics which frame his conceptual practice. Cagean, predetermined rules of activity mixed with technological methods are used to convey often delicate imagery of natural phenomena, rural myth or human or animal gestures in Tonsfeldt’s videos, photographs, drawings and installations. Not only is Tonsfeldt interested in multiple technologies, he also adds to this tradition by including his own or others’ bodies in collaborations with machines.
(text source: Zabludowicz Collection)
Education: MFA, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2004. BA, Purchase College, Purchase, NY, 2007.
For further information...(ArtSlant Profile) (Artist's Website) (Galleries: Galerie VidalCuglietta, Simon Preston Gallery)
(All Images: Josh Tonsfeldt, Installation view; Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie VidalCuglietta)