Rafaël Rozendaal: Post-internet giddy

Rafaël Rozendaal, Abstract Browsing 17 03 04 (Google Docs), 2017, jaqquard weaving, 57 x 100 inches.

Contributed by Marjorie Welish / Rafaël Rozendaal‘s “Anti-Social” is polyglot, and speaks all at once. Stretched on a support for canvas is a Jacquard textile that professes both web information and an intuitively arrived at design compatible with painting. The basis for these compositions is the internet screen; and although stripped of words, the images are still identifiable as Google, Google Dox, reddit, and others, wherein an algorithm creates a recognizable order, that beauty overlays in arrhythmic disorder. Giddiness beyond prettiness.

Rafaël Rozendaal, installation view at Postmasters.
Rafaël Rozendaal, Abstract Browsing 17 -3 05 (Google), 2017, jaqquard weaving, 57 x 100 inches
Rafaël Rozendaal, Abstract Browsing 17 -3 01 (Pirate Bay), 2017, jaqquard weaving, 79 x 57 inches

Rafaël Rozendaal: Anti Social,” Postmasters, Tribeca, New York, NY. Through October 14, 2017.

About the author: Painter and art critic Marjorie Welish has received many grants and fellowships, including the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The Fifth Floor Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Trust for Mutual Understanding (supporting an exchange between the International Studio Program, New York and the Artists’ Museum, Łódź, Poland). Last year she had a solo show at ART 3 Gallery in Bushwick.

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