Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Portfolio: Pataconi

Boxes, Assemblage, & Paintings
by

Joel Pataconi

on 2 September 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Portfolio: Pataconi

boxes
assemblage
paintings
joel pataconi
artist statement
Architect, Adam Kalkin, proclaims “all artists are Dr. Frankenstein’s, promiscuous recyclers and re-animators of dead things.” I like to think of myself in these terms. My recent work continues to explore the use of found objects in boxes as well as freestanding works of sculpture.

I enjoy the challenge of finding the perfect part and the problem solving involved in the construction of these sculptural works. This style of work feels very much like play, yet constantly utilizes my prior knowledge and training. Working with found items also fulfills my need to find and collect things as well as my desire to reuse, renew, and recycle.

Objects were found at dumps, salvage yards, and discount stores. Their formal properties are more important than their previous function. I believe the patina that nature puts on things generates the most beautiful of surfaces. I am extremely fond of rusted metals and decaying woods and drawn to the shapes of animal bones and machine parts. Juxtaposing these items creates a narrative and an aesthetic that I find both unique and fresh.

Assemblage works to restore purpose to the discarded. It transforms the valueless into something valuable. Dumps are brimming with useless things that can become quite useful. I hope that by displaying found objects in this format, the perception of “junk” will be reevaluated.

-joel pataconi

artist statement
Architect, Adam Kalkin, proclaims “all artists are Dr. Frankenstein’s, promiscuous recyclers and re-animators of dead things.” I like to think of myself in these terms. My recent work continues to explore the use of found objects in boxes as well as freestanding works of sculpture.

I enjoy the challenge of finding the perfect part and the problem solving involved in the construction of these sculptural works. This style of work feels very much like play, yet constantly utilizes my prior knowledge and training. Working with found items also fulfills my need to find and collect things as well as my desire to reuse, renew, and recycle.

Objects were found at dumps, salvage yards, and discount stores. Their formal properties are more important than their previous function. I believe the patina that nature puts on things generates the most beautiful of surfaces. I am extremely fond of rusted metals and decaying woods and drawn to the shapes of animal bones and machine parts. Juxtaposing these items creates a narrative and an aesthetic that I find both unique and fresh.

Assemblage works to restore purpose to the discarded. It transforms the valueless into something valuable. Dumps are brimming with useless things that can become quite useful. I hope that by displaying found objects in this format, the perception of “junk” will be reevaluated.
bio
Joel Pataconi is from Green Bay, Wisconsin. He received his BS from UW-Stevens Point majoring in Art Education with a minor in Art History. He completed his MSE-Fine Arts at UW-River Falls via Pigeon Lake Field Station. He has resided in Wausau, Wisconsin and taught art at Wausau East High School for the past 15 years. Joel is also a working artist, exhibiting extensively on a local level and throughout the state. His works have been featured at the National Collage Society in Cleveland, Ohio, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and UW-Marathon County galleries. Teaching has encouraged his development of a diverse and rich skill set, as well as an appreciation for a variety of artistic styles. His current work focuses on assemblage sculpture from found objects and constructed boxes to house discarded relics.
contact
jpatacon@wausauschools.org
(715) 261-0650 (ext. 23101)
Full transcript