These are a selection of drawings that were each made by carefully measuring exactly two grams of ink. In some drawings I wanted the ink to behave naturally and in others to signify itself through language. In the remaining drawings I disconnected its nature to depict a wide range of human emotions, or recognizable personalities.
This piece is a web page of 100 Mona Lisas. Because of the nature of images on the web, This web page merely references the image url. All the images are still living at there designated homes. Through this piece, I hope to touch on the notion of ownership and originality in our time.
I have often wondered if I could create art by making the world a worse place than how I found it. I wanted to challenge the notion of art as beautification as well as making art through a negative act on the planet no matter how small.
The imagery of the paintings were determined by searching “Art” in the Google search engine. I created paint-by-number templates from the images that come up on the search. In an attempt to disconnect myself from formal and “creative” issues, I paint and complete the paint-by-numbers in a kind of act of following the prescribed image that Google gave me.
Through out Modernism, the question of what art is has been asked many times. By defining art through purely quantifying and democratic means, I hope to bring a fresh angle on familiar themes such as artistic authorship, creative originality, and the role of painting in the digital age.
These three images each contain contrasting messages. Each message differs vastly in their dialogue and theme i.e. Genesis 1, the big bang theory, and a quote by Nichtze. The text and the background are intentionally displayed in the same color. I wanted to represent information that the eye cannot discern yet still exists in the digital realm.
Much of my work deals with the tenuous and enigmatic nature of meaning. These drawings are created with a single line. At first thought such an innocuous thing as a line could describe such a wide range of meaning including images of violence, eroticism, or even the transcendent idea of God.