Anti-paintings, subtitled In Memory Of, aptly employ a reductive process for which REVOK writes the names of his deceased friends and loved ones, then strips away the paint with the same method as city workers when attempting to rub off rather than paint over graffiti. The end result is neither legible writing nor a cleanly erased slate; the two forces of creation and erasure are chemically at odds with one another by nature of the medium, and the aesthetic result yields an entirely different presence than either action intended.
Jason REVOK • Anti-Painting (In Memory of/Afterlife 2), 2015 • Acrylic, Oil Enamel and Graffiti Remover on Aluminum, Mounted to Steel Powder-Coated Frame • 60” x 48” (152.4 x 121.92 cm)
Jason REVOK : SYSTEMS
October 22 – November 12, 2016
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