Lukas Blasberg creates media artworks, photos, installations and conceptual artworks. Blasberg often uses phenomena of the digital culture as a point of departure for his work. By using popular themes such as sexuality, consumerism, psychology and violence his works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. By parodying mass media by exaggerating certain formal aspects inherent to our contemporary society, Blasberg tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multilayered way and likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes even physical.
His media artworks are given improper functions: significations are inversed and form and content merge. Shapes are dissociated from their original meaning, by which the system in which they normally function is exposed. Initially unambiguous meanings are shattered and disseminate endlessly. Several reoccurring subject matter can be recognised, such as the relation with popular culture and media, working with repetition, provocation and the investigation of the process of expectations.
London, United Kingdom
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Group: Found In Translation
House of Vans, London, UK
February 16th – 26th February 2017
Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Hunger Magazine, Kaltblut Magazine, Attitude, FG UK, Blue, Electric Feel Magazine, Average Art magazine