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Ethan Greenbaum

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Biography

Ethan Greenbaum (born 1979,  Toms River, New Jersey, USA) lives and works in Queens, NY. He graduated from Yale School of Art with an MFA in Painting. Greenbaum  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, Lyles & King, New York; The Suburban, Chicago;  Michael Jon & Alan, Miami, The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut; and Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. His international exhibitions include  Super  Dakota and Stems, Brussels and PACT, Paris. PACT has represented his work since 2016, where he has had three solo shows (2016, 2018, 2021). His  work has been discussed in The New York Times, Modern Painters, Artforum, BOMB Magazine, ArtReview and Interview Magazine, among others. 

Greenbaum’s practice is grounded in photographs and drawings the artist makes while moving through the city. His final works—low relief hybrids of photography, sculpture and painting—are difficult to classify at first glance. Greenbaum uses a range of fine art and commercial processes including uv printing, airbrushing, cnc carving, and vacuum forming to materialize and intensify his source imagery. His resulting bas-relief works have a textural richness that traditional photography can not render.  His work could therefore be interpreted as an attempt to give form to  the multi-sensory complexity that an architectural detail or street scene offers to the eye and mind.

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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 ?