Jonas Wolff (born 1992) is a London-based artist and graphic designer from Germany.
He received his BA in Communication Design at FH Potsdam, Germany (2021) and his MA in Print at the Royal College of Art (2023).
I am interested in human perception in the Digital Age:
How do images shape our perception? How does the perception today differ from that of our ancestors? What is the state of our body in the virtual, immaterial space? Is it completely separated from our mind? What importance does materiality have in the Digital Age?
In my work, I reflect on these questions by connecting the old and the new, the digital and physical space, and by moving images and objects from one world to the other. They are in a constant state of transformation in which they belong neither wholly to one world nor to the other, but remain in a space in-between. To create these kind of portals, I use digital techniques such as 3D modelling, digital painting or photogrammetry, which I combine with analogue technologies ranging from printmaking to sculptural processes such as creating installations out of folded paper.
A huge inspiration for my work are video games and virtual worlds since they offer so many unknown places and mysteries that can still be discovered. At the same time, I have always been fascinated by (pre-)history and mythology, and how people were seeing the world and their environment in the past. In a time of alienation from ourselves and from nature, I am interested in how we share certain primal fears and beliefs with our ancestors, and how we might learn from the way they were seeing, describing and depicting the world.