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Ethan Greenbaum

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Biography

Ethan Greenbaum (born in 1979 in Tom’s River, New Jersey, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Graduated of Yale’s Master of Fine Art, ha has exhibited his work at KANSAS, New York; Derek Eller Gallery, New York; Hauser and Wirth, New York; Marlborough Chelsea, New York, Higher Pictures, New York; Marianne Boesky, New York, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles; Steve Turner, Los Angeles; The Suburban, Chicago; Michael Jon & Alan, Miami, The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut; and Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City; Lyles & King, New York, Super Dakota and Stems, Brussels and at PACT, Paris -representing his work since 2016, where he had three solo shows (2016, 2019, 2021). His work has been discussed in The New York Times, Modern Painters, Artforum, BOMB Magazine, ArtReview and Interview Magazine, among others.

Based on photographs taken by the artist while strolling through the city, Greenbaum’s works are objects that are difficult to identify -and classify at first glance. Halfway between photography, sculpture and painting, his hybrid works use new technologies such as 3D printing, vacuum forming and CNC carving. The artist shapes his photographs on his computer before transforming them into sculptures to better express the textures and the relief offered to the eye and that traditional photography can not render. His bas-reliefs could therefore be interpreted as an attempt to answer the theoretical question of how to go further than traditional photography to better refer to the multi-sensory complexity that an architectural detail or a street scene offers to the human eye and brain?

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Biographie

Ethan Greenbaum (né en 1979 à Tom’s River, New Jersey, USA) vit et travaille à Brooklyn, USA. Il est diplômé du Master of Fine Art de Yale, USA. Son travail à la KANSAS Gallery, New York Derek Eller Gallery, New York; Hauser and Wirth, New York; Marlborough Chelsea, New York, Higher Pictures, New York; Marianne Boesky, New York, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles; Steve Turner, Los Angeles; The Suburban, Chicago; Michael Jon & Alan, Miami, The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut; Socrates Sculpture Park à Long Island City; Lyles & King, New York, Super Dakota, Stems, Brussels et à la galerie PACT, Paris, qui représente son travail depuis 2016 et où il a bénéficié de trois expositions personnelles (2016, 2018 et 2021). Son travail a notamment été cité dans The New York Times, Modern Painters, Artforum, BOMB Magazine, ArtReview, Interview Magazine etc.

Basées sur des photographies prises par l’artiste au gré de ses flâneries urbaines, les oeuvres de Greenbaum sont des objets difficilement identifiables à première vue. Situées à mi-chemin entre la photographie, la sculpture et le peinture, ses oeuvres hybrides utilisent les nouvelles technologies telles que l’impression 3D, le vacuum forming et le CNC carving. L’artiste travaille ses photographies sur ordinateur avant de les transformer en sculpture pour mieux exprimer les textures et le relief offerts à l’oeil et que ne permet pas la photographie traditionnelle. Ses bas-reliefs pourraient ains être interprétés comme une tentative de réponse à la question théorique de savoir comment aller plus loin que la photographie traditionnelle pour mieux référer de la complexité multi sensorielle qu’un détail architectural ou une scène de rue offre à l’oeil et au cerveau humain ?