I am working through problems with language, problems with pre-conceived notions on how communication functions, both verbal and visual, sometimes both at once. “Take nothing for granted”, at least that’s what my mother always told me. By working through these problems, I am actually creating new ones, both for the viewer and myself. When re-processing and re-proposing existing language, new forms are inherently created. These forms can take any shape, and they often do.
Jesse Hamerman is an artist living in Brooklyn who studied both at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Alfred University in New York where he received his BFA in 1999. Working in various mediums, he has created books, websites, videos, interactive public artwork and formalist sculptures, concentrating specifically on ideas that form the underpinning of his process. His work has been shown at institutions both nationally and internationally, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, The Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Musee d’Orsay. Jesse currently works at the Public Art Fund in NYC.