AJ Fosik creates sculptures of wood and found materials with an irresistible uncanny aura. In a process of arranging hundreds of individually cut, varnished, and painted pieces, he handcrafts artificial creatures, reduced and abstract animals with an anthropomorphic appearance. Familiar cultural icons and traditions are re-configured, confronting the viewer with cryptic symbols from overlapping sources. In such a way, AJ Fosik asks questions about the familiar and the uncanny, the relationship of art and viewer, nature, culture and history.

This is a 7 minute edit of AJ’s presentation at the
3rd Pictoplasma Conference, 2009, Berlin.

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