Archives for posts tagged ‘abstract’

Nate Boyce

Nate Boyce Video stills from (primarily) Russian Mind (with music by Oneohtrix Point Never) “The strobing, multicolored abstractions of S.F.-based video manipulator and musical collaborator Nate Boyce have been known to test your sensory perception to the point of “retinal fatigue.” And, as Boyce explains, it’s all part of a long legacy of video art tradition.” […]

Erin Shirreff

Erin Shirreff Work from her oeuvre. “We are dealing with replicas, but of what? For her first solo show ‘Landscapes, Heads, Drapery and Devils’ at Lisa Cooley Fine Art, Erin Shirreff presented an arrangement of cryptic objects, films and photographs that appeared to be mundane, but stubbornly managed to defy recognition. The title of the […]

Sam Songailo

Sam Songailo Work from Media Centre. “‘Abstraction has been less a search for the ultimately meaningful… than a recurrent push for the temporarily meaningless.’* Paintings that look like something are rubbish. Why not take a picture? Or just look at the real thing? Or if you really want to see something differently, just use your […]

Naho Kubota

Naho Kubota Work from Unrevealed and Minimum Structure. “Unrevealed, a continuous body of work, takes unknown organic forms and transforms them into abstract color patches using subdued colors and a soft focus. The simple use of muted colors removes the observer from the conscience and allows a disconnect from its inherent pattern making and dominance […]

Clare Strand

Clare Strand Work from Conjurations and Gone Astray. “Over the last ten years, dissatisfied with the often complacent values of the photography world, Clare Strand has assembled a body of work that is both subversive and celebratory in its approach to photographic conventions. During this period Strand’s art has developed through a series of increasingly […]

Michael Dean

Michael Dean Work from his enigmatic and difficult to navigate website. “Michael Dean starts from short texts written in original print formats to give rise to an almost physical linguistic space that is meant to urge the audience not only to read, but to take part — both visually and spatially — the meaning of […]

Stefan Heyne

Stefan Heyne Work from The Noise. Heyne’s work falls into the tradition of out-of-focus German photography that stands in sharp contrast to work from the Dusseldorf school. Heyne’s photographs lack a point of focus, or if I were to assume his intentions, serve to challenge sharpness as the default state of focus. In many ways, […]

Xavier Damon

Xavier Damon Work from his oeuvre. “think back to the instant after you close your eyelids against the bright summer sun, or a moment when you catch yourself dreaming with your eyes open … our body relaxes and seems to suspend its routine activities.this is the moment when – quite unexpectedly – a subtler light shapes […]

Nik Mirus

Nik Mirus Work from the series Blackboard Landscapes and People and Quiet Spaces. Blackboard Landscapes: “There is something to be said about sitting in an empty classroom, (generally a very static/clinical environment) and staring at a 4 x 12 foot black chalkboard. I became very interested in observing these classroom blackboards. They’re surfaces always seemed […]

Liz Deschenes

Liz Deschenes Work from Registration. I am hugely into the process/photographically referential work by Deschenes, and the critical approach to the medium. Below is a section of the press release from Miguel Abreu Gallery. “If the photographic image can be said to have replaced the immediate experience of nature as the common ground of human […]