A quote by Roy Lichtenstein

roy lichtenstein

It was hard to get a painting that was despicable enough so that no one would hang it – everybody was hanging everything. It was almost acceptable to hang a dripping paint rag, everybody was accustomed to this. The one thing everyone hated was commercial art; and apparently they didn’t hate that enough either.


A quote by René Magritte

rene magritte

The mind loves the unknown.
It loves images whose meaning is unknown,
since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.


A quote by Ellsworth Kelly

ellsworth kelly

Making art has first of all to do with honesty. My first lesson was to see objectively, to erase all ‘meaning’ of the thing seen. Then only, could the real meaning of it be understood and felt.


New website! Homage To The .com

homage to the .com


RR haiku 087


should i do



Quotes from “Solaris” by Stanislaw Lem

solaris stanislaw lem

A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can’t accept it for what it is.

But what am I going to see?
I don’t know. In a certain sense, it depends on you.

At these times they make either their own variations on external forms, more complex versions of them, or even “formal extensions,” and they can entertain themselves in this way for hours, to the delight of the abstract artist and the despair of the researcher, who strives in vain to comprehend any of the emerging processes.

It is unimaginability itself.

The content of this architecture is motion, intent and purposive.

Comprehending — that at the same time, above us and beneath us, in the plunging deep, beyond the limits of sight and imagination there are multiple, million fold simultaneous transformations connected to one another.

The tangled labyrinth of nighttime thoughts that were feverish, half logical, and thus acquired a new dimension and meaning.

Deprived by a process of repeated atrophy of its former sensory organs, such that it supposedly knew nothing of the existence of external phenomena or objects, enclosed in a vortex of gigantic currents of thought whose abode, cradle, and creator were the depths spinning beneath their two suns.

After all, in the brain there aren’t any words, feelings, the recollection of a person is an image written in the language of nucleic acids on megamolecular asynchronous crystals.

Beneath the red sun the ocean was blacker than ever.

…didn’t save anyone, didn’t serve any purpose, it just was.

I’d rather be on my own. After all, it’s something new, something completely new.

Theory was quite incapable of conveying the actual experience.


100 websites!

rafael rozendaal 100 websites

That’s it, I’ve published 100 websites!

First of all I must thank Reinier Feijen, who has been coding my ideas for 14 years now.

There are many others to thank… friends, family, artists, curators, collectors, writers, collaborators, interns, producers, institutions, galleries, museums, grants, residencies, blogs, magazines, and many more.

Thank you everyone! And thank you!

Rafaël Rozendaal.


New Website: Inner Interior .com

inner interior .com


Vector Fire .gif

vector fire


Sinking Shape .gif

sinking shape


New website! This That Now .com

this that now .com by rafael rozendaal


Scary Keyboard Mix – Part III


RR haiku 086





New website! No If Yes .com

no if yes .com


My talk at #DLDNYC (video)

Rafael Rozendaal DLD NYC 2014


An artist I like: Jaron Lanier

Moondust is a 1983 generative music video game created for the Commodore 64 by virtual reality pioneer, Jaron Lanier. Moondust was programmed in 6502 assembly in 1982, and is widely considered the first art video game.

moon dust jaron lanier


Austin Lee interviews Rafaël Rozendaal for SFAQ magazine

Austin Lee - Dropsy

Austin Lee interviews Rafaël Rozendaal for SFAQ magazine.
New York, February 2014.

AL: Your artwork has strong ties to both painting and animation. How do you think about time in both mediums and how does it function in your work?

RR: I’m interested in movement, and I’m interested in staring. That means I want to make moving images that don’t have a beginning or ending, no specific duration. The computer makes it possible to create images that run infinitely, always a bit different but also kind of the same. Think of a fountain: it’s in motion, it’s moving, but it’s not going anywhere.



Screening of my work at Seoul Square, Asia’s largest LED screen.

seoul square