Visual artist
Marstrandgata 11
Oslo, Norway
@jonvogtengeland
jon.v.engeland@gmail.com

Stacks (2020)
Sanded denim textiles, eyelets, shock cord, galvanized steel frames, concrete
320 x 380 x 220 cm

Paraphrases of pattern of wear that develop gradually over time on denim jeans. The garnment came to prominence in USA in the 1870s as durable trousers for factory workers, miners and cattlemen. Today these manual professions have almost vanished from the western hemisphere, yet the denim jeans are everywhere. They are relaxed, flexible, cool, and can be used for almost any occasion, characteristics similar to those desired in the contemporary worker.