Jon Rafman uses 3D modelling to wrap different rooms in modernist paintings.
Canadian artist and filmmaker Jon Rafman has decided to see what various rooms would look like when wrapped in modernist paintings from famous artists such as Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jasper Johns, and Yves Klein. It’s part of an ongoing project called Brand New Paint Job which uses 3D digital assets taken from Google 3D Warehouse, a place where users of the company’s free 3D modelling software can share their work.
The finished pieces may not look like something you would want in your own home, but as the artist explained to Bullett:
The BNPJ project enacts both a reduction and homage to these artists’ work: on one level the painting becomes wallpaper, and on another these BNPJ rooms are like shrines to the artists.
Rafman is also keen to explore the crossover between art and design, where one ends and the other begins, as he outline in an interview with Dazed.
A great work of art can be reduced to a shrinkwrap or add-on surface and functional objects and spaces elevated to the purposelessness of artwork. I’m interested in those forced marriages.
For anyone in New York, the photos will be on display at The Armory Show from March 6th to March 9th. For everyone else, we’ve included some of Rafman’s interior design experiments in the gallery below.
Source: My Modern Met