Jon Rafman is an artist and filmmaker who uses digital technologies to explore what he describes as "the paradoxes of modernity." Via distributed practices, including performative tours of "Second Life," an ongoing search through Google's Street View, and 3D-rendered video pieces, Rafman's images explore "man's search for connectedness and significance." He is well known for drawing connections between art historical and literary references and contemporary culture, as in the "Brand New Paint Job" series in which everyday objects and 3D renderings are textured with modernist masterpieces.
Solo exhibitions include "Brand New Paint Job MMXII" at American Medium, New York City; "A Man Digging" at Seventeen Gallery, London, UK; "The Nine Eyes of Google Street View" at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK. Rafman was included in the 2010-2011 exhibition "Free" curated by Rhizome's then-Executive Director Lauren Cornell for the New Museum.
Jon Rafman is represented by Seventeen Gallery in London, Zach Feuer Gallery in New York City, and Future Gallery in Berlin. He lives and works in Montreal, Québec, Canada.