Jonathan Dankenbring

The works I develop investigate, borrow, and speculate upon how we, as individuals and collectives, form ideologies. These objects often operate in series that run simultaneously and parallel; the individual works retain a level of autonomy while also existing in an interrelated context. Many of the sculptural forms echo historical furniture from both domestic and religious settings. The reductive visual language is based upon investigations into the residual traces of Minimalism found in contemporary technology and design. The often stark works do not offer a complete or concise piece of affirmation or contradiction for any prescribed set of subcultural viewers. Visual subtlety and quietness are paramount, with brief moments of punctuated, brash clarity. The work acts as a starting point, a source, or a platform; a place to pause to reconsider the objects and structures in our lives and the rituals surrounding them.