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Sascha Braunig

Born in 1983 in Qualicum Beach (British Columbia, Canada)
Lives and works in Portland (Oregon, United States)

Sascha Braunig holds a bachelor in Painting and Photography from the Cooper Union (New York) and a Master in Fine Arts from Yale University (Connecticut). Her work has been presented in solo shows in many renowned institutions such as MoMA PS1 (New York), the Foxy Production (New York), the Kunstall Stavanger (Stavanger) and the Rodolphe Janssen Gallery (Brussels). Her work is also part of many public and private collections.

Driven by a neo-surrealist style, Sascha Braunig’s production flirts between abstraction and realism. Oscillating between a photorealistic rendering of material and light, her compositions open on abstraction by the arbitrary representation of the humanoid form. The Crease represents a twisted female body without features, a central figure in Braunig’s representations, that traduces multiple contemporary troubles - whether they are associated with the objectification of the woman’s body, from which the artist claims to be inspired, or by the detachment of the body and the flesh from the digital self.

Sascha Braunig, The Crease, 2018, Oil on linen over panel, 55" × 34 1/8" × 2 1/8" (139,7 x 86,4 x 5,1 cm). Photo credit: David Wong

 

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Genesis Belanger
Photo credit: @stevebenisty. Courtesy of the artist

Photo credit: @stevebenisty. Courtesy of the artist

Born in 1978 in the United States 
Lives and works in Brooklyn (New York, United States)

Genesis Belanger received a master’s degree in visual arts in Combined Media from the Hunter College (New York) and has exhibited her work across the United States in spaces such as The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Connecticut). Her work has appeared in several publications as the New York Times, The New Yorker and Artforum. The American artist worked in the advertising and fashion industries before focusing on her sculptural practice, a background that largely influences her critical and aesthetic interests. Belanger’s practice looks into the capacity advertising has to manipulate consumers’ desires, solely by means of creating an aesthetic appeal.

Daily Adoration presents a vanity where symbols related to contemporary alienation mingle with consumer goods from the world of cosmetics. While at first glance her objects seduce by their polished form, they transform under a watchful eye, revealing their surreal character. Created from clay, a medium associated with the hand-made, her work questions the hierarchy separating the object of art from the craft object. The work was presented in a joint exhibition alongside Emily Mae Smith where Medusa Moderne extended the feminist critical thinking of Belanger's installation.

Genesis Belanger, Daily Adoration, 2018, Stoneware, porcelain, plywood, fabric, 46 3/8" x 63" x 28" (118 x 160 x 71,1 cm). Photo credit: Romain Guilbault

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Nicolas Baier

Born in 1967 in Montreal (Quebec, Canada)
Lives and works in Montreal (Quebec, Canada)

Often described as a collagiste, Nicolas Baier uses digital imaging technologies to compose photographic images inspired by the places where he lives and the places he passes through during his life. His works can be found in public and private collections worldwide, including those of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Harvard Business School’s Schwartz Collection.

Eternity is a sculpture with a commanding presence. Composed of many seamlessly stacked strata, the exterior of this undulating curtain with a mirror finish excludes all technique traces. This mirrored wall hides a message; the word Eternity written in classic cursives. However, since the piece cannot be seen from above, knowledge or even recognition of eternity is adamantly denied. Thus, Baier aims to give form to the boundless mystery of the world, and to the vanity of mankind’s desire to grasp the future.

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Nicolas Baier, Eternity, 2014, Stainless steel, 118" x 300" x 102" (300 x 760 x 260 cm). Photo credit: David Wong

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