Softcover with dust jacket
“I think the world has absolutely changed, and our intimate relationship to the screen has become one of the most important things that we do,” says US artist Jeff Elrod. “My work reflects this comfort with the screen. It’s a very natural way for me to draw.” And so he easily changes between the digital and analog worlds in his works on paper, between quick lines scratched out on a screen and painterly pieces that shimmer in deep blurriness. Some of the motifs appear like sketches for later paintings; others mesh contradicting ideas that only harmonize in the visible spontaneity of their making. Elrod has collected 132 of these inkjet and laser prints from 1996 to 2015 for this artist’s book, whose narrative lies in the continuity of their creation—the layers of time or the visible frame of a program window on the final sheet—that reads like a script for a world view between abstraction and gradation.
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