8-BIT INSPECTOR, 2015
For the past several years I have been making drawings and paintings on paper and wood panel inspired by fashion and technology. Through my work I explore the way that repetitiveness is structured into discrete forms that are shaped by the prototype, which become the pattern, which become the system, which is itself repeating. I am equally interested in systems of production, which could be anything manmade or found in nature—pattern as a means of being or appearing by way of repeating—the pattern as an act, a process, and a product.
As with each pattern, all of my work starts with a grid, and so I begin by hand-drawing a grid onto paper. Then I start to reassign meaning to the signs and symbols within the pattern and make color choices and various architectural transformations to the original image (at times I employ chance into the decision making process - literally rolling a dice and painting the color that I’ve assigned to a given number). I then paint each pattern square-by-square and row-by-row, working from the bottom right corner across each row and then up the paper.
- Robert Otto Epstein
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