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Joseph Klibansky

Joseph Klibansky (1984) is an artist. He was born in Cape Town and grew up in a creative and internationally-oriented environment. In his teens he developed a fascination with the possibilities offered by computer art and digital imagery and started merging hundreds of images into powerful compositions, enhanced by computer artwork and a variety of painting techniques. He completed his business school degree, but quickly decided to pursue his overriding passion: art.

The young artist soon developed his own distinctive style, which fascinates art galleries and collectors worldwide. He is famous for his large-scale utopian city portraits made up of hundreds of layers of photography enriched with acrylic paint and fluorescent inks. He produces his works on museum-quality cotton paper and seals them with 3D liquid glass, which creates a very special 3-dimensional effect. He is regarded as the founder of the New Media Collage movement and pioneered the use of 3D liquid glass as a finishing technique.

The main themes of his work are architecture and the city, particularly the accelerated, compressed and densely populated urban environments of the 21st century, which he blends into what seems to be a possible glimpse of the future. In addition to his city portraits, in 2012 he started creating sculptures, using a combination of 3D printing techniques and traditional bronze casting. Inspired by evolution and human emotions, he is one of the youngest professional artists in the contemporary international art market.
Equilibrio Iconico
The title of Joseph Klibansky’s Miffy statue is Equilibrio Iconico. It embodies the idea of balance between career, family life and youth. ‘I see Miffy as an icon of playfulness and youth. Here these intangible concepts, which are so important, are presented as being in a delicate balance to encourage the viewer to reflect on their relationship to these issues.’