Rafaël Rozendaal

Abstract Browsing

Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
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Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
Rafaël Rozendaal, Rafael Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, net art, internet art, weaving, embroidery, abstract art, abstraction, haiku, new media art, Amsterdam, Abstract Browsing
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Abstract Browsing, Installation view, Steve Turner, January 2016

Abstract Browsing, Installation view, Steve Turner, January 2016

Abstract Browsing, Installation view, Steve Turner, January 2016

Abstract Browsing, Installation view, Steve Turner, January 2016

Abstract Browsing, Installation view, Steve Turner, January 2016

Abstract Browsing, Installation view, Steve Turner, January 2016

Abstract Browsing, Installation view, Steve Turner, January 2016

Abstract Browsing, Installation view, Steve Turner, January 2016

15 05 10 IMDb, 2015. Jacquard weaving, 56 3/4 x 104 3/4 inches

15 05 10 IMDb, 2015. Jacquard weaving, 56 3/4 x 104 3/4 inches (detail)

15 05 05 Twitter, 2015. Jacquard weaving, 56 3/4 x 104 3/4 inches

15 05 05 Twitter, 2015. Jacquard weaving, 56 3/4 x 104 3/4 inches (detail)

Rafaël Rozendaal. 15 05 02 Gmail, 2015. Jacquard weaving, 56 3/4 x 104 3/4 inches

Rafaël Rozendaal. 15 05 02 Gmail, 2015. Jacquard weaving, 56 3/4 x 104 3/4 inches (detail)

15 05 08 Instagram, 2015. Jacquard weaving, 56 3/4 x 104 3/4 inches

15 05 08 Instagram, 2015. Jacquard weaving, 56 3/4 x 104 3/4 inches (detail)

15 05 11 Pinterest, 2015. Jacquard weaving, 56 3/4 x 104 3/4 inches

15 05 11 Pinterest, 2015. Jacquard weaving, 56 3/4 x 104 3/4 inches (detail)

15 05 06 Tumblr, 2015. Jacquard weaving, 56 3/4 x 104 3/4 inches

15 05 06 Tumblr, 2015. Jacquard weaving, 56 3/4 x 104 3/4 inches (detail)

Haiku 089, 2015. Vinyl on house paint, Dimensions variable

Haiku 110, 2015. Vinyl on house paint, Dimensions variable

Haiku 192, 2015. Vinyl on house paint, Dimensions variable

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January 9 – February 6, 2016
Opening reception: January 9, 6-8

Steve Turner is pleased to present Abstract Browsing, Rafaël Rozendaal’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will consist of Jacquard woven tapestries and an installation of haiku wall paintings. 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.

While Rozendaal’s weavings are complicated to produce, his haiku wall works are exceedingly simple, consisting of vinyl letters applied directly to the wall. Rozendaal also finds that haiku is particularly suited to presentation on the Internet: They fit into a tweet and can be shared and reblogged. The Internet allows for ample free access to the best texts, images, films and music, all the things that matter to Rozendaal. Similarly, it is a place that enables him to publish whatever comes to mind, to share his art with the world. However, like the tapestries that make the image of the abstracted website stand still, haiku texts are motionless when presented on a wall. The Internet is a hectic place of constant activity while an exhibition offers the opportunity for quiet concentration and contemplation. The room is empty of everything except the haiku. According to Rozendaal, “artifacts deteriorate, words are forever.”

Rafaël Rozendaal (born 1980, Amsterdam) first rose to prominence over ten years ago by using the internet as a venue for the websites he created as pure art. He subsequently has created related lenticular paintings and room installations that incorporate websites. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam (2014); Postmasters Gallery, New York (2013 & 2015) and Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2012 & 2014). In 2015, one of his websites was presented nightly on multiple screens in Times Square, New York. He lives and works everywhere.

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In his multifaceted practice, Rozendaal utilizes the electronic screen to create work that resides somewhere between painting and animation. He creates websites as individual works of art, each having a title that also serves as its domain name. Though collectors may buy his websites, Rozendaal stipulates in his Art Website Sales Contract that the sites must remain on public view. His installations involve oscillating light and reflections that transform his online works into spatial experiences.

Born in Amsterdam in 1980, Rafaël Rozendaal has had solo exhibitions at Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2012, 2014 & 2016); Spencer Brownstone, New York (2010), TSCA Gallery, Tokyo (2010), Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam (2010) and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2006). His works were presented on the world’s largest LED screen in Seoul Square (2012, curated by Lauren Cornell) and have been included in the Internet Pavillion at the Venice Biennial (2009) and the Valencia Biennial (2005). He also participated in Maps for the 21st Century at the DLD Conference in Munich (2012, curated by Johannes Fricke & Hans Ulrich Obrist). He lives and works everywhere.


Born 1980, Amsterdam
Lives and works everywhere

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
Abstract Browsing, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2015
Soft Focus, MU, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Haiku, Postmasters, New York
The Armory Show, Upstream Gallery, New York
Much Better Than This, Times Square Midnight Moment, Times Square, New York
Zona Maco Sur (with Steve Turner, Los Angeles), Mexico City (curated by João Mourã and Luis Silva)
On and on, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm

2014
Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles
VIENNAFAIR (with Jonas Lund & Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles)
Art Rio (with Michael Staniak & Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles)
External Memory, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
Looking at Something, Telfair Museum, Savannah

2013
Everything You See is in the Past, Postmasters Gallery, New York
Cold Void, KK Outlet, Los Angeles
Over Here Over There, Salon 94, New York (video wall)
Seoul Art Square, Seoul

2012
In Motion, W/— Projects, New York
Everything Always Everywhere, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles
Without Hesitation, Tokyo (in collaboration with Calvin Klein Global Creative Director Kevin Carrigan)
Everything Dies, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany (curated by Vlado Velkov)
In and Out, Tetem, The Netherlands

2011
New Information, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm
In Motion, With Project Space, New York (curated by Jiminie Ha)
The Shift, W139, Amsterdam (curated by Tim Voss)
To Walk The Night, Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan

2010
Thank You Very Much, Future Gallery, Berlin
Perfect Vacuum, Galeri Pictura, Sweden (curated by Johanna Bergmark)
Broken Self, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
Yes For Sure, NIMk, Amsterdam (curated by Petra Heck)
I’m good, TSCA, Tokyo

2009
Really Really Big, NP3, Groningen

2007
Flaming Log, Carmelitas Gallery, Barcelona
Piece by Piece, Galeria dels Angels, Barcelona (curated by Marti Peran)

2005
Neen Season, Sketch, London

2004
It Will Never be the Same, Quarantine, Amsterdam
New Rafael, M+R Gallery, London

2002
White Trash, Electronic Orphanage, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
STRP Biennial, The Netherlands
Born Digital, Moti Museum, Breda
Space Program, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2014
Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner Contemporary)
artBO (with Steve Turner Contemporary), Bogotá
Selected Websites, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Looking at Something, Telfair Museum, Savannah
Illumination, G8 Gallery, Tokyo
UNPAINTED, Münich
Liquid Crystal Palace: Recent Works with Jeremy Blake, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles (curated by Michael Connor and Nate Hitchcock)

2013
Paddles On!, Philips, New York (curated by Lindsey Howard)
Being in the Wired World, Kawasaki City Museum, Japan
Node Festival, Kunstverein Frankfurt
#FutureMyth, 319 Scholes, New York
Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, Carroll/Fletcher, London
Art Brussels (with Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles)
Proyecto Basurto, Steve Turner Contemporary, Mexico City

2012
Mythology Online, Polytechnical Museum, Moscow (December – February 2013)
Seoul Square, Seoul, Korea (curated by Lauren Cornell and the New Museum)
BYOB MOCA LA, MOCA Geffen, Los Angeles (curated by Mike D)
Richteriana, Postmasters Gallery, New York
Dotcom, Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble
Nova, Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo
DLD Conference, Germany (curated by Johannes Fricke & Hans Ulrich Obrist)

2011
BYOB: Games, Postmasters Gallery, New York (curated by Paul Slocum,)
Extimacy, CACT, Lugano, Switzerland (curated by Pier Giorgio De Pinto)
BYOB Amsterdam, W139 (curator)
BYOB Tokyo, Tokyo (curated by Yosuke Kurita)
BYOB Venezia, Venice Biennial (curator)
File Festival, Rio de Janeiro
Rhizome at the Armory, New York (curated by Lauren Cornell)
BYOB Paris, Paris (curated by Nicolas Maigret)
BYOB London, London (curated by Kernel)
Rojo Nova Festival, Rio de Janeiro (curated by David Quiles Guilló)
DLD Conference, Munich (curated by Johannes Fricke)

2010
Speedshow/PeepShow, Hong Kong (curated by Hitomi Hasegawa)
BYOB NYC, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York (curator)
Bal Jaune Ricard, Paris (curated by Claire Staebler)
BYOB Athens, Kunsthalle Athena (curated by Angelo Plessas)
Speedshow, Amsterdam (curated by Aram Bartholl)
Happy is a place, Mexico City (curated by Violeta Solís Horcasitas)
Taipei Art Fair with TSCA, Taiwan
BYOB (bring your own beamer), Berlin (curated with Anne de Vries)
Binary Code View, The Agency, London
Kunsthalle Athena, Athens (curated by Marina Fokidis)
Multiplex, Munich (curated by Vvork)
Preferiría (si) Hacerlo, Bogota, Colombia
Texture Maps, Nest, The Hague (curated by Eelco van der Lingen)
Circa art fair, Preteen gallery, Puerto Rico
Better Brain: Projected Manifestations of Futurity, Future Gallery, Berlin
Don’t worry, be happy!, Mama, Rotterdam (curated by Gerben Willers)

2009
The Last Session, Amsterdam (curated by Jan van Woensel)
AFK sculpture park (away from keyboard), Berlin (curated by aids-3D)
Afficha Festival, Moscow (curated by Roman Mazurenko)
Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Internet, Venice (curated by Miltos Manetas and Jan Aman)
The New Easy, Art News, Berlin (curated by Lars Eijssen)
Are you sure you are you?, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
101 art fair project room, Tokyo (curated by Kosuke Fujitaka)
Straylight Cavern, Cell Project Space, London
The Real Thing, MU art foundation, Eindhoven (curated by vvork)

2008
Love Delirium, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna
FILE, São Paolo
Rhizome commissions, New Museum, New York
Point of no Return, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin (curated by Caroline Hancock)
The Long Cigarette, 11, Amsterdam
Webcra.sh, Pictura, Dordrecht (curated by Jodi)

2007
Dazed & Confused vs. Andy Warhol, England (curated by Jerome Sans, Baltic Mill)
Existential Computing, Hayward Gallery, London
Much Better Than This, Horsecross, Perth

2006
Neen Evening, Amsterdam
Unlike the Rest, Liquid Room, Tokyo
Neen Demo, Benaki Museum, Athens (curated by Angelo Plessas)
RAI art fair, GMVZ, Amsterdam
Superneen, Galleria Pack, Milan
ARCO Madrid (with Galeria Dels Angels, Barcelona)
Inside Out, fondsbkvb, Amsterdam

2005
Loop of Neen, Loop Festival, Barcelona
Bienal de Valencia, Spain (curated by Franck Gautherot and Seung-duk Kim)
Sonar Festival, Barcelona
It Will Never be the Same, le Magasin, Grenoble, France (curated by Claude Closky)

2004
Neen Porn, Galeria dels Angels, Barcelona
New Masters of UniverseMoCA Taipei, Taiwan (curated by Wonil Rhee)
NeenToday, MU Art Foundation, Eindhoven, Netherlands (curator)
I am Very Very Sorry, Gallery MVZ, Amsterdam

2002
Afterneen, Casco, Utrecht, Netherlands
Neen World, Vilette Numerique, Paris
WhitneyBiennial.com, New York

2001
Biennale.net, Deitch Projects, New York
Tirana Biennale, Albania

Selected Bibliography

2015
Frank, Peter. “Haiku Reviews: ART 2014 Roundup VI,” Huffington Post, January 15
“Abstract Browsing,” an interview with Marvin Jordan, Dis Magazine, March

2014
Connor, Michael. “Liquid Crystal Palace: Jeremy Blake and his new peers,” Rhizome, February 28
Silver, Leigh. “Interview: Digital Artist Rafaël Rozendaal Explains the Magic Behind His Mesmerizing Websites,” Complex, February 6

2013
Galperina, Marina. “Artist’s Notebook: Rafaël Rozendaal,” Animal, December 9
Doms, Annette. “Rafaël Rozendaal,” Künstler – Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Neu-Isenburg: Der Kunsthandel Verlag, ISSN 0934-1730
Maloney, Jennifer. “Auction House Phillips Enters the Digital Age,” Wall Street Journal, September
Miranda, Carolina A. “The New World of Net Art,” ARTnews, June
Siner, Emily. “If the Internet is Your Canvas, You Paint in Zeros and Ones,” NPR All Tech Considered, November 3
Sifferlin, Alexandra. “Digital Art Clicks on the Auction Block,” TIME, October 21
Vartanian, Hrag. “Will An Auction Help Convince People There’s a Market for New Media Art?” Hyperallergic, October 9
Van Der Poel, Daniël. “Digitale discriminatie,” Metropolism, April/May

2012
Saeed, Abdullah. “The Mission to Turn Times Square into a Massive Art Gallery,” The Creators Project, October 17

2011
Gouzer, Malka. “The Web Rafaël Rozendaal Weaves,” Interview, February 7
Goffo, Andrea. “Rafaël Rozendaal,” Vogue Italia Blog, March 15
Van Tienen, Jan. “Rafaël Rozendaal,” VICE, Vol. 5 No. 12
Winter, Caroline. “Smart Robots, Digital Dollars Lure Collectors as Internet Rocks Art World,” Bloomberg, June 7
Davies-Crook, Susanna. “BYOB,” Dazed and Confused

2010
Boutin, Christophe. “Brand New: Rafaël Rozendaal,” Flash Art, May/June
Quaranta, Domenico. “El Arte de los Ciberdanos,” La Tempestad

2009
Aman, Jan. “In at the Deep End,” Dazed and Confused, September
Brereton, Richard. “Make Popcorn Online: Art & the Internet,” Elephant, Winter

2006
Rollin, Laurent. “Pientures sur Toile,” Ecrans, July 1

2003
Manetas, Miltos. “Neenstars Neenstar: #1 Rafaël Rozendaal,” purple, no. 15, Spring/Summer