Johannes Wohnseifer

Diamond (after 1B)

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Diamond (after 1B)
Johannes Wohnseifer
Diamond (after 1B)
2005
Acrylic on aluminium
140 x 100cm
Johannes Wohnseifer’s Diamond is painted with comic mysticism: its corporate logo a meditative fixation, accompanied by a haiku-like slogan. Humorously playing on spiritualism as a by-product of global enterprise, Wohnseifer’s Diamond places advertising as the new religious art, extolling the virtues of faceless powers. Glossy, smooth and surface-perfect, this painting’s vacuous sentiment is replicated as echoing sublimity. Each work in this series has the same format: poster-sized paintings formalising subversive signs - themselves desirous commodities, loaded with philosophical meaning.

     
 


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