Between Sculptures, 2020
Artist statement: Jasper Kesin is a multidisciplinary artist who expects to graduate from SUNY Purchase in the Spring of 2021 with a major in sculpture and a minor in art history. Jasper’s art making practice utilizes sound, video, sculpture and performance. His goal in working between these mediums is to convey how spatial and social construction can act as an obstacle along the journey toward finding closeness to oneself. His work exposes the failures of architecture through using personal emotional experience as a point of entry to critique the shortcomings of productivity culture, language and linear time structures. He hopes that in doing this he can create a welcoming space that allows for exploration, play, and dysfunction. Between Sculptures explores the role of pedestals in art through investigating how these objects are aesthetically ignored, and thus omitted from art criticism. As a form that exists solely to reinforce the importance of what is placed on top of it, the display becomes a symbol of the unseen moments of confusion, contemplation, and turmoil necessary in forming any statement. Creating moments of physical engagement with the pedestals represents a shift from blankness into subjectivity, neutrality into turbulence. Between Sculptures is an expression of the humanity which exists before, after, and outside of content.