John Diebel / Eclipse of the State Religion
Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag US.
11x11 - Edition of 30, 16x16 - Edition of 20
Each print is accompanied by a certificate hand numbered and signed by the artist.
All prints are produced to the highest standards of quality under the direct supervision of the artist. Only archival materials are used.
John Diebel lives and works in North East Minneapolis. He has been a member of Rosalux Gallery since 2003.
Through the medium of cut paper collage I mimic some of the techniques used by architects in their presentation models that depict the ideal forms of proposed edifices in painstakingly constructed detail. I engineer the design of my work to maximize precision in fitting the various pieces together, which results in many layers of paper projecting outwards from the base. I frequently employ an axonometric perspective of the sort frequently used in architectural planning. This view has the added bonus of underscoring the idea of history without a vanishing point; a time and place that is simultaneously the present and the future. In other works I build on top of primarily duotone photographic images, utilizing the extant perspective lines to integrate my own architectural projections into the scene- allowing for the suspension of disbelief that architectural renderers employ to envision a proposed construction in situ."