Joseph Klibansky

Implication and paradox are at the heart of Joseph Klibansky's work. What can first appear joyous, utopian even, can descend into bleak melancholy; utopia and dystopia co-existing. Perception's significance in his recent work led to an engagement with phenomenology - the study of structures of consciousness as experienced from the first-person point of view. 
 
In his recent paintings, Klibansky juxtaposes architecture with slices of urban and natural landscapes, the majority of which he photographed during his travels. Birds, butterflies, nymphs and Impressionist-esque shimmers are mingled with images projected on large screens, street signs and twinkling cars. Although no medium can capture reality more effectively than a photograph, in order to tell the truth, Klibansky takes advantage of a lie.