Oliver Laric (b. 1981, Innsbruck, Austria) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Solo shows include the forthcoming exhibitions at S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium and OCAT, Shanghai, China (2020); St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, USA (2019) and Braunschweiger Kunstverein, Braunschweig, Germany (2018). Group shows include Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE (2020); Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal (2020) and Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK (2016).
Oliver Laric is a multimedia artist whose work is centred around issues of authorship, originality and ownership in the digital age. He frequently uses 3-D scanning technologies to make copies of historical artworks, often referencing the classical canon and neo-classical aesthetics, and making them available for downloading from his website threedscans.com. His work challenges current copyright legislation by appropriating and incorporating a wide range of material from high art to cartoons, showing how each image or object can have multiple narratives and interpretations if de- or recontextualised.