Brian Jungen

Brian Jungen
acrylic on synthetic fibre; triptych from the installation "Habitat 04 - Cats Radiant City"

overall 92.25 ins x 120 ins
234.3 cms x 304.8 cms

Estimate: $7,000-9,000
Price Realised: B.I.

Concrete Contemporary Art Auction
Date of Auction: 3/4/2014
Lot 13

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Brian Jungen is one of Canada’s most important contemporary artists. Of Swiss and Dunne–za First Nations ancestry, Jungen came to prominence in the 1990s by disassembling and reassembling Nike Air Jordan sneakers to resemble Northwest Coast Aboriginal masks. He would go on to explore his interest in repurposing sports paraphernalia to create sculptures out of catcher’s mitts, baseball bats, and basketball jerseys pointing to the link between the social and environmental effects of our globalized trade in mass-produced objects. Jungen’s interest in architecture is also integral to his practice evident in his creation of “shelters” for animals as well as people.

Jungen is the recipient of both the Sobey Art Award and the Gershon Iskowitz Prize and has exhibited, and is collected, worldwide.

Birth Location:
Fort St. John, BC

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