Jake Blaschka (AUS)
Jake is an Australian visual artist living and working in Berlin.
His work appropriates visual, technological and ideological properties of advertising to challenge how contemporary society engages with the ubiquitous nature of advertising. Using collage as a departure point for this examination, his practice explores expanded notions of drawing through installation, photography and performance.
The specific project he will be expanding upon at AQB is a series of public interventions which target corporate advertising in public space; bus shelters; billboards. Whilst traveling extensively throughout Europe in 2016 he has been focusing on this ongoing project within every city visited.
This project directly criticises the institutionalisation of corporate visual expression in our shared public spaces.