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When Antone Könst’s father moved from the Netherlands to the US, he inherited a single item–a delftware plate, stamped with the monochromatic motif of a chinese juggler, flat against the ceramic surface, throwing three balls into the air. Despite growing up with it, this year Könst realised the ‘juggler’ was just a boy with his hands in the air, the sun in the background, a bird flying by, and a dot of blue that must have been a defect in the stamp, all floating above his head. This realisation unlocked something for Könst in terms of the possibilities of image making–the way that one’s perception of an everyday object can skew the perception of an image. Könst’s own painted jugglers have a similar flatness. The juggling balls are usually the only aspects of the paintings or drawings which hold a three-dimensional quality, being shadowed to look like spheres whilst the juggler stands flush to canvas behind them. The artist strives to create a world in which everything is suspended and buzzing with energy, and this melding of dimensionalities propagates that. Könst says: ‘balls roll; the sun burns wildly; flower blossoms wilt, wobble and drop; the body bounces; the earth verges on catastrophe and greatness; and the juggler throws it all up in the air, scrambling to keep everything moving upward.’ Joining Könst’s frenetic world is a host of objects and characters–sculptural, drawn and painted–such as glass moons installed high on gallery walls, and flower vase sculptures whose stems are thin metal rods which wobble with motion or vibration, and whose spheroid blossoms hark to the juggling balls and moons. Through their positioning, these characters become each one of us–overextending ourselves to juggle various suspended ‘spheres and circles’, each element prone to fumble and drop; a metaphor for the matrix of fears and joys intertwined into our contemporary reality.

ANTONE KÖNST (b. 1987, USA) lives and works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. He graduated with a MFA from Yale School of Art in 2014 and a BFA from Calarts in 2011. Solo and two-person exhibitions include: ‘Dawn, and other spheres’, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2018); ‘Loose Parts’ (with Clayton Schiff), Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2018); ‘Second Nature’, Radical Abacus, Sante Fe, NM (2017); and ‘March, Meander’ (with Bridget Mullen), Hometown Gallery, Brooklym NY (2017). Group exhibitions include: ‘Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition’, Socrates Sculpture Park Queens, NY (2018); ‘Sculpture Garden’, Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY (2018); ‘The Ashtray Show’, Fisher Parrish, Brooklyn, NY (2018); and ‘Untitled Miami’, ZieherSmith, Miami, FL (2017).



 



 


When Antone Könst’s father moved from the Netherlands to the US, he inherited a single item–a delftware plate, stamped with the monochromatic motif of a chinese juggler, flat against the ceramic surface, throwing three balls into the air. Despite growing up with it, this year Könst realised the ‘juggler’ was just a boy with his hands in the air, the sun in the background, a bird flying by, and a dot of blue that must have been a defect in the stamp, all floating above his head. This realisation unlocked something for Könst in terms of the possibilities of image making–the way that one’s perception of an everyday object can skew the perception of an image. Könst’s own painted jugglers have a similar flatness. The juggling balls are usually the only aspects of the paintings or drawings which hold a three-dimensional quality, being shadowed to look like spheres whilst the juggler stands flush to canvas behind them. The artist strives to create a world in which everything is suspended and buzzing with energy, and this melding of dimensionalities propagates that. Könst says: ‘balls roll; the sun burns wildly; flower blossoms wilt, wobble and drop; the body bounces; the earth verges on catastrophe and greatness; and the juggler throws it all up in the air, scrambling to keep everything moving upward.’ Joining Könst’s frenetic world is a host of objects and characters–sculptural, drawn and painted–such as glass moons installed high on gallery walls, and flower vase sculptures whose stems are thin metal rods which wobble with motion or vibration, and whose spheroid blossoms hark to the juggling balls and moons. Through their positioning, these characters become each one of us–overextending ourselves to juggle various suspended ‘spheres and circles’, each element prone to fumble and drop; a metaphor for the matrix of fears and joys intertwined into our contemporary reality.

ANTONE KÖNST (b. 1987, USA) lives and works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. He graduated with a MFA from Yale School of Art in 2014 and a BFA from Calarts in 2011. Solo and two-person exhibitions include: ‘Dawn, and other spheres’, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2018); ‘Loose Parts’ (with Clayton Schiff), Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2018); ‘Second Nature’, Radical Abacus, Sante Fe, NM (2017); and ‘March, Meander’ (with Bridget Mullen), Hometown Gallery, Brooklym NY (2017). Group exhibitions include: ‘Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition’, Socrates Sculpture Park Queens, NY (2018); ‘Sculpture Garden’, Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY (2018); ‘The Ashtray Show’, Fisher Parrish, Brooklyn, NY (2018); and ‘Untitled Miami’, ZieherSmith, Miami, FL (2017).