BAD ASS MOTHER FUCKER (BADASS MOTHERFUCKER)


(Photo by Robin Reeve, courtesy Carroll / Fletcher Gallery)
Silhouettes (June 24, 2014)
1030g drawing board
315 x 160cm
2014



(Photo by Robin Reeve, courtesy Carroll / Fletcher Gallery)


(Courtesy Belenius/Nordenhake)
Silhouettes (August 15, 2015)
1030g drawing board
262cm x 194cm
2015


(Courtesy Belenius/Nordenhake)


(Courtesy Belenius/Nordenhake)
Silhouettes (May 27, 2015)
1030g drawing board
118cm x 136cm
2015


(Courtesy Belenius/Nordenhake)
Silhouettes (May 27, 2015)
1030g drawing board
109cm x103cm
2015


(Courtesy Belenius/Nordenhake)
Silhouettes (May 27, 2015)
1030g drawing board
102cm x 135cm
2015


(Courtesy Belenius/Nordenhake)



(Courtesy Niklas Belenius Gallery)
Silhouettes (July 27 to November 4, 2013)
1030g drawing board
370cm x 202cm
2014


Silhouette series
1030g drawing board
370cm x 202cm
2014 (ongoing)


The Silhouette series utilizes the 18th century technique of the same name by representing a subject as an outline cut into a single piece of solid black paper. The technique was originally conceived as a time saving measure (e.g. John Miers "the 3 minute sittings" circa 1800), however more recent studies have shown that the silhouette is the most immediately recognisable and identifiable shape of an individual. Although the technique most commonly depicts a person in profile, it is applied here towards the proportions and shape of the modern day Internet. The individual compositions are composed from pieces of the artist's own Internet browsing data and based on standardized internet advertising proportions, drawing into question whether these proportions are in reaction to or are a driving force behind the general shape of the web. Similar to its 18th century counterpart, the series eschews the content of the subject, leaving only the familiar outlines to represent the character.


Exhibited:
Belenius/Nordenhake, Silhouettes, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015

LISTE Art Fair Basel (with HeK), PEBKAC - IMHO, Basel, Switzerland, 2015

Carroll Fletcher Gallery, Pencil / Line / Eraser, London, UK, 2014

Gallery Niklas Belenius, Memory, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014

Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Intellectual Property Donor, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 2014

XPO Gallery, View In Room, Paris, France, 2013



Related press:

Arterritory, Confrontation Between Human Memory and the Unconscious of the Internet

CBCNET, Evan Roth - Memory












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