Rafaël Rozendaal

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything

November 1 – 29, 2014


Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
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Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
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Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
Rafaël Rozendaal, lenticular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary Art
Rafaël Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary art
Rafaël Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary art
Rafaël Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary art
Rafaël Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary art
Rafaël Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary art
Rafaël Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary art
Rafaël Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary art
Rafaël Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary art
Rafaël Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary art
Rafaël Rozendaal, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Contemporary art
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Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, November 2014

Into Time 14 05 17, 2014. Lenticular painting, 63 x 47 inches

Into Time 14 04 06, 2014. Lenticular painting, 63 x 47 inches

Into Time 14 05 19, 2014. Lenticular painting, 63 x 47 inches

Into Time 14 05 18, 2014. Lenticular painting, 63 x 47 inches

Into Time 14 04 07, 2014. Lenticular painting, 63 x 47 inches

Into Time 14 04 09, 2014. Lenticular painting, 63 x 47 inches

Into Time 14 06 09, 2014. Lenticular painting, 47 x 35 inches

Into Time 14 06 02, 2014. Lenticular painting, 47 x 35 inches

Into Time 14 05 25, 2014. Lenticular painting, 47 x 35 inches

Into Time 14 06 10, 2014. Lenticular painting, 47 x 35 inches

openthatwindow.com, 2014. Website, Infinite duration

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flyingfrying.com, 2014. Website, Infinite duration

fillthisup.com, 2014. Website, Infinite duration

slickquick.com, 2014. Website, Infinite duration

pinkyellowblue.com, 2014. Website, Infinite duration

noifyes.com, 2014. Website, Infinite duration

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Steve Turner Contemporary is pleased to present Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Rafaël Rozendaal’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will consist of lenticular paintings and an interactive projection that allows viewers to experience all of the artist’s websites.

Rozendaal first rose to prominence nearly ten years ago by using the internet as a venue for his art with websites he created that incorporate random algorithms and user interaction to extend the linear limits of video. In so doing, Rozendaal’s websites, with their infinite duration, operate like waterfalls—their constant motion becomes the total image. His websites, inherently democratic by being available to all, require that collectors host them indefinitely as a condition of purchase.

Born out the moving imagery of his websites yet in seeming contradiction to them, Rozendaal’s lenticular paintings appear static when seen from a fixed viewing point. However, when the viewer moves, the images become animated, revealing new colors and dimensions—the imagery fluctuates as a result of the viewer’s movement.

Whether in the animated websites or the static-appearing lenticulars, the viewer experiences images that are in an infinite loop of movement, change and recursion.

Rafaël Rozendaal (born 1980, Amsterdam) has had recent solo exhibitions at Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam (2014); Postmasters Gallery, New York (2013); Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2012) and will present a solo booth at the Armory Fair, New York in March 2015. He lives and works everywhere.


Born 1980, Amsterdam
Lives and works everywhere


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014
Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles (upcoming)
VIENNAFAIR (with Jonas Lund & Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles)
Art Rio (with Michael Staniak & Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles)
Seoul Art Square, Seoul
External Memory, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
Looking at Something, Jepson Center, Savannah, GA

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)

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

2014
artBO (with Steve Turner Contemporary), Bogotá
Selected Websites, Hammer Museum, LA
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

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

Rafaël Rozendaal creates websites that are individual works of art where each has a title that also serves as its domain name. Though collectors may own a website, they must pay for it to remain on public view. Please see Rozendaal’s art website sales contract (www.artwebsitesalescontract.com) and contact the gallery to confirm availability.

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