JOSEPH NECHVATAL prOtOcOls nOn May 30 – July 19, 2014
Joseph Nechvatal will present, in a solo show at Galerie Richard, a series of new paintings on velvet entitled prOtOcOls nOn (nO rules) from May 30th to July 19th in the Paris gallery at 74, rue de Turenne.
Vernissage : samedi 7 juin 18-21h
Joseph Nechvatal is a post-conceptual artist who has worked with computer technology since 1986. His computer-assisted paintings and animations turn intimate details of the human body into pictorial units that are transformed by digital viruses. This work results in a contamination of the tradition of painting on canvas by artificial life software, thus creating an interface between the virtual and the actual that Nechvatal calls the viractual.
prOtOcOls nOn is a show of eight velvet canvases that are created through the artistic manipulation of images of intimate body parts as processed through custom artificial-life software.
The idea behind prOtOcOls nOn poeticly links the most upper and lower human openings to the vast inhuman cosmos. The paintings visually suggest that this includes the connecting of the black universe with the pink intimate velvety openings of the human body in a spirit of imaginative audacity and erotic spirituality.
Influences on this show include Manuel da Landa’s book Philosophy and Simulation and Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s avant-garde saxophone music.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 2 pm to 7 pm, Saturday 11 am – 7 pm