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Dear reader,

I am happy to let you know that my new book of haiku is now widely available.

Published by Rollo Press, 160 pages, full color, 11 x 16 cm.

BUY IT HERE :)

Between 2013 and 2015, Rafaël Rozendaal formulated a series of haiku as non-physical artworks that jump from one medium to another. Written on his phone, they first appeared as tweets, then as posts on his blog and Instagram, and later as wall paintings in exhibition spaces and collectors’ homes. Published in conjunction with the exhibition ‘DOings&kNOTs’ at Tallinn Art Hall, curated by Margit Säde, this offset edition reproduces Rozendaal’s wry and terse commentary on various aspects of our digital age and society, from full inboxes, oversaturation of information, and hyper-capitalist drive, to mundane routines, desires, and frustrations.

A short note to anyone who bought the previous limited edition book: This edition contains a new selection of works. Some of the haiku of the previous edition are included, but most have not been published before.

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Abstract Browsing Publication

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Abstract Browsing publication now available, 72 pages full color, $20, published by The Printed Web.

 

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Abstract Browsing 15  05 01 Google Drive

Abstract Browsing 15 05 01 (Google Drive), 266 x 144 cm.

 

Abstract Browsing 15  05 02 Gmail

Abstract Browsing 15 05 02 (Gmail), 266 x 144 cm.

 

Abstract Browsing 15  05 05 Twitter

Abstract Browsing 15 05 05 (Twitter), 266 x 144 cm.

 

Abstract Browsing 15  05 06 Tumblr

Abstract Browsing 15 05 06 (Tumblr), 266 x 144 cm.

 

Abstract Browsing 15  05 07 Buzzfeed

Abstract Browsing 15 05 07 (Buzzfeed), 266 x 144 cm.

 

Abstract Browsing 15  05 08 Instagram

Abstract Browsing 15 05 08 (Instagram), 266 x 144 cm.

 

Abstract Browsing 15  05 10 IMDb

Abstract Browsing 15 05 10 (IMDb), 266 x 144 cm.

 

Abstract Browsing 15  05 11 Pinterest

Abstract Browsing 15 05 11 (Pinterest), 266 x 144 cm.

 

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explaining art

is like

explaining jokes

 

more new websites

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Shadow Object 15 12 14

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Shadow Object 15 12 14, 2015
Stainless Steel
111 x 80 cm
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

 

new website: unknownlandscape.com

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when it rains

water falls

from the sky

 

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grey sky

cold rain

wet socks

 

3 new websites

this empty room .com

float bounce .com

infinite thing .com

 

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the future

already

happened

 

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roses are red

violets are blue

fuck you

 

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i love email

i answer when i want

or i don’t

 

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sun shining

snow melting

cars honking

 

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i lied when

i was telling

the truth

 

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the sooner you pay me

the sooner

i’m happy

 

Abstract Browsing at Steve Turner, Los Angeles

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January 9 – February 6, 2016

Steve Turner is pleased to present Abstract Browsing, Rafaël Rozendaal’s third solo exhibition at the gallery.

As an avid explorer of the Internet, Rozendaal finds inspiration within its inner workings. Using a plugin that he created which enables him to view the bare structure of any website, he looks at hundreds of websites every day hoping to select a single one that will become the basis for a tapestry. He looks for unusual compositions—those that an artist would not have made—and aims to discover “weird hybrids of human design and machine optimizing.” He likens pixels on a computer screen to stitches on a weaving and uses bright colors to achieve maximum impact.

 

3 Haiku at Steve Turner, Los Angeles

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wake up

fall asleep

repeat

 

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make money

spend money

repeat