Observation

Rafaël Rozendaal
  • 6 Artworks
  • 04/16/2022
  • 6:00 AM EDT

Observation is a new body of work by Rafaël Rozendaal commissioned for Aorist's exhibition alongside the 2022 Venice Art Biennale. The series encourages the viewer to slow down and cultivate a meditative practice of close looking and attunement to one’s surroundings, to the passing of time, to the subtle energy flows all around. It is an attempt to communicate the visceral through visual simplicity, to convey feeling through a universal language of colour, form, and motion. Rozendaal notes, “It’s almost like the colours have a weight or physical presence, and are fighting for the space they occupy - moving in sync, like traffic in a dense city.”

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Observation (Blue)
Observation
Observation (Blue)
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Observation (Menace)
Observation
Observation (Menace)
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Observation (Ongoing)
Observation
Observation (Ongoing)
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Observation (Overload)
Observation
Observation (Overload)
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The Shift (Red)
Observation
The Shift (Red)
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The Shift (Blue)
Observation
The Shift (Blue)
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Meet the artist

Rafaël Rozendaal

Rafaël Rozendaal

Born in 1980, Rafaël Rozendaal, works and lives in New York. He is a visual, digital artist and is widely known for being a pioneer in the digital art realm, specifically of the Internet Art Movement. Rozendaal’s work sits at the intersection of the digital realm and the physical world, bridging the gap between the two by taking the form of monumental exhibitions but making reference to the aesthetics and expansive nature of the internet. Rafäel Rozendaal explores the junction between our reality and our perceived technological reality, posing questions regarding our contemporary understanding of absorbing knowledge and having access to an infinite amount of information. Rozendaal uses the internet and its aesthetics to create a new visual language indicative of our modern-day, technologically driven, society. In addition, Rozendaal spearheaded selling websites as a piece of art, some of his most highly regarded works are Eggalone.com and almostcalm.com. These websites/works generate over 60 million users every year and the buyer agrees to own the domain, keep the website public and have their name written into the source code. His work is internationally acclaimed having been exhibited in Times Square, Centre Pompidou, Whitney Museum, Valencia Biennial, Casa Franca Brasil Rio, Seoul Art Square and the Stedelijk Museum.