They're Just Like Us: Larry Ellison Eats a Hot Dog, 2013
Ink, collage, and acrylic paint on paper
Courtesy of the artist
The omnipresence of constant communication generates a visceral
anxiety that I experience through clenched teeth and icy extremities.
My recent work invokes this anxiety by inducing a kind of kinetosis
through unrelenting visual activity. I make hand-made snapshots
of digital snapshots using imagery culled from social media websites.
Like the photographs from which they derive, the paintings frequently
border on abstraction, but lack the rigorously organized pixilation of
the source images. Agitated patterns and textures generate a bristling,
buzzing surface through which people, objects, and spaces alternately
emerge and retreat. The colors are acidic and engage in active, deliberate
discord, inducing a state of comprehensive disquiet triggered by
a profusion of information.
Last Updated: 9/29/22