JOHANNES GIRARDONI (1967, Austria)
Johannes Girardoni’s works are reductive investigations, through which he explores the continuously shifting relationship between reality and image. His material vocabulary – found wood, plywood, wax, pigment, light, enamel and plexiglass - and its physical constellation, are the foundation of an immaterial phenomenon. The works are often examinations of phenomenological processes, where a hollow or empty space turns out to be the actual center of the work. Opposites and contradictions, as well as the complex dialectic between them, are Girardoni’s fundamental themes. – Johannes Girardoni lives in Los Angeles.


Exhibitions:
2011    "Personal Structures", 53rd Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
2006    "Personal Structures", Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, USA
2005    "Personal Structures", Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany

Symposia:
2005    "Personal Structures", Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany

Publications:
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, Toshikatsu Endo. In: Carte d'Arte, Fall 2014
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: TIME SPACE EXISTENCE 2, Global Art Affairs Foundation, 2013
• PERSONAL STRUCTURES: La Biennale di Venezia 2011. Exhibition Catalogue for PERSONAL STRUCTURES, part of the Venice Biennale, at Palazzo Bembo in Venice, 2011
• Lodermeyer, Peter (ed.), Personal Structures Symposium Ludwig Museum. GlobalArtAffairs Publishing, New York, 2006
• Lodermeyer, Peter, Personal Structures. Works and Dialogues, GlobalArtAffairs Publishing, New York, 2003