interview at DIS magazine

RR dis magazine

I was interviewed by Marvin Jordan for DIS magazine. We talk about the social, economic, and aesthetic conditions that characterize the landscape of internet-based art.

Very happy about this text, read it here.

 

Haiku exhibition at Postmasters Gallery New York

rafael rozendaal haiku postmasters new york

rafael rozendaal haiku postmasters new york

rafael rozendaal haiku postmasters new york

rafael rozendaal haiku postmasters new york

rafael rozendaal haiku postmasters new york

rafael rozendaal haiku postmasters new york

rafael rozendaal haiku postmasters new york

rafael rozendaal haiku postmasters new york

Press release:

all i want to do
is sit on a beach
and write haiku

once again
staring
at a screen

sun rises
sun sets
repeat

Postmasters is very pleased to present a show of haiku wall paintings by Rafaël Rozendaal, Haiku2014 Rozendaal. Catching a daily moment, freezing a thought, a shortcut from one brain to another, easily transferable raw data, truly mobile, universal and indestructible, haikus are an essence in text. Artifacts deteriorate, but words are forever.

Rozendaal’s art, be it his websites, his lenticular paintings, his installations, or his animations, are always about focus, locating an essence of a thought or an image. For this show all it takes is a color and a font.

Like www.muchbetterthanthis.com, his current installation in Times Square, where a simple, minimal animation of a kiss transcends its frenetic surroundings for the fleeting three minutes before midnight, Rozendaal’s haiku rise above the noise and chaos of contemporary art. It’s a joy to write them, so little trouble, just an idea, he says, I find comfort in simplicity… it’s an escape.

The exhibition is accompanied by a $10 book of almost one hundred haiku.

would you create
something amazing for us
we have no budget

 

Times Square Midnight Moment

rafael rozendaal times square michael wells

rafael rozendaal times square michael wells

rafael rozendaal times square michael wells

rafael rozendaal times square michael wells

rafael rozendaal times square michael wells

 

February 2015, Much Better Than This at Times Square New York

Photography by Michael Wells

Organized by Times Square Arts, Times Square Advertising Coalition and Dutch Culture USA

 

RR haiku 116

when there is nothing

i think of something

and dream of quiet

 

RR haiku 115

thank you spoon

you make it so easy

to eat soup

 

RR haiku 114

in my chair

wondering if i’m

sitting too much

 

RR haiku 113

cold out there

warm in here

hard to leave

 

Video of Times Square Midnight Moment

Video Credit: SandenWolff for @TSqArts

 

Much Better Than This as Times Square’s Midnight Moment

rafael rozendaal times square  Photograph by Ka-Man Tse for TSqArts

Much Better Than This .com is this month’s Midnight Moment on Times Square.

Each night in February, from 11:57 to midnight, the work will play simultaneously on 47 screens.

Big thanks to: Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC), Times Square Arts and Dutch Culture USA.

Photography by Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts

rafael rozendaal times square  Photograph by Ka-Man Tse for TSqArts

rafael rozendaal times square  Photograph by Ka-Man Tse for TSqArts

rafael rozendaal times square  Photograph by Ka-Man Tse for TSqArts

rafael rozendaal times square  Photograph by Ka-Man Tse for TSqArts

 

“On And On” exhibition at Kostyál Stockholm

artist  Rafaël Rozendaal

artist  Rafaël Rozendaal

artist  Rafaël Rozendaal

artist  Rafaël Rozendaal

artist  Rafaël Rozendaal

artist  Rafaël Rozendaal

artist  Rafaël Rozendaal

artist  Rafaël Rozendaal

artist  Rafaël Rozendaal

artist  Rafaël Rozendaal

artist  Rafaël Rozendaal

 

RR haiku 112

trying to remember

something

i forgot

 

RR haiku 111

never working

never

not working

 

RR haiku 110

what i should do

what i can do

what i will do

 

RR haiku 109

so much to say

not sure

how to say it

 

New Website! Silent Silence .com

silent silence .com

New website: Silent Silence .com, collection of MOTI Museum, Breda.

Coding by Reinier Feijen, thanks!

 

New website! (Chrome Plugin) Abstract Browsing .net

abstract browsing

 

Forever Infinite .com

christina latina rafael rozendaal wedding

 

New website! Never Nowhere .com

never nowhere