November 1 – 29, 2014
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.
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.