Germany_Switzerland Patrons Circle

Jessica Vaughn, Thilo Jenssen‘Art Cologne Fund’, 2019

Outset Germany_Switzerland is pleased to acquire Jessica Vaughn’s „Composite“ (2017) and Thilo Jenssen’s „Untitled (Stable Conditions)“ (2018) for the collection of the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. 

Jessica Vaughn’s practice considers how materials – new, used, and discarded – accumulate and inhabit space. Vaughn’s investigation into specific materials interrogates the nature and site of their production, their position and circulation through different spaces as well as the relationship between their intrinsic functionality and the lived meaning they take on. 

Born in Chicago, IL, Jessica Vaughn holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania (2011) and a Bachelor of Humanities/Arts from Carnegie Mellon University (2006). Selected exhibitions include: FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Akron Art Museum (Cleveland, OH, USA. 2018); Omnipresence, The Kitchen (NY, USA. 2018); Receipt of a Form, Martos Gallery (NY, USA. 2018); Material Deviance, Sculpture Center (NY, USA. 2017); Harlem Postcards, The Studio Museum in Harlem (NY, USA. 2015); Itinerant Belongings, Slought Foundation (Philadelphia, PA, USA. 2014); and Looking Back, Moving Forward, Project Row Houses (Houston, TX, USA. 2013).

Thilo Jenssen’s work uses sign systems, pop culture and physical states of exception. Existing material is processed until a brittle perfection is achieved, which, if necessary, experiences support. The studied sculptor experiments with different media and techniques, preferring a painterly practice that produces both installative and thermoactive works.

Thilo Jenssen (b. 1984, Daun) lives and works in Vienna. He studied Sculpture with Florian Slotawa and Performative Sculpture with Christian Philipp Müller at the Arts Academy in Kassel. Further he’s studies Painting with Daniel Richter at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Recent exhibitions include Every Now and Then, kbh_Kopenhagen, New Now, Frankfurt, True Colors, Traklhaus, Salzburg.