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.

 

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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

 

3 Haiku at Steve Turner, Los Angeles

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the sooner you pay me

the sooner

i’m happy

 

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wake up

fall asleep

repeat

 

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make money

spend money

repeat

 

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eat

poop

repeat

 

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ambition

realization

frustration

 

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whoever

invented cheese

is a genius

 

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everyone dies

whether you like it

or not

 

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i love it when

i have no idea

what anyone is saying