Brian Jungen

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    Brian Jungen, front: Prototype for a New Understanding #9 , Nike Air Jordans, 1999 , 18 x 30.5 x 15 cm, Collection Zoe Lasham middle: Prototype for a New Understanding #, Nike Air Jordans, 1999, 38 x 18 x 38 back: Untitled, Nike Air Jordans, 2001, 35.5 x 58.5 x 28 cm, Collection Bob Rennie, Vancouver, Courtesy the artist and Klosterfelde Gallery, Berlin

Brian Jungen (b. 1970, Vancouver) lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Jungen often examines his own history - that of the Canadian Aboriginal people - in his work. Early drawings explore perceived, stereotyped imagery of Native people. In a recent project he deconstructs Nike Trainers, and remakes them into startling recreations of aboriginal Northwest Coast masks, transforming one cultural icon to another. Jungen's recent exhibitions include: Shapeshifter, Or Gallery, Vancouver, 2000 and a group exhibition at the Power Plant, Toronto, 2002.

Last updated: 18.10.2014