Tesselescence (David Garein)

Tesselescence (David Garein)

Silk screen, lacquer, salvaged print of painting_38" x 28"_2017

 Tesselescence is a developing series paintings, prints and installations made by applying a responsive custom bitmap of a cube tessellation to images ranging from found and trashed home décor to site-specific imagery. The source object for these works has in some way obsolesced – perhaps it is boring, dated, unwanted, or designed for quick consumption. In contrast, the cube tessellation (also known as a ‘tumbling block’ and ‘rhombille’ pattern) feels timeless. Found in diverse sources ranging from ancient medieval tile and Minimalist sculpture, to quilting patterns and contemporary advertising, this pattern betrays a deeply human understanding of volume and efficiency.

Tesselescence is a developing series paintings, prints and installations made by applying a responsive custom bitmap of a cube tessellation to images ranging from found and trashed home décor to site-specific imagery. The source object for these works has in some way obsolesced – perhaps it is boring, dated, unwanted, or designed for quick consumption. In contrast, the cube tessellation (also known as a ‘tumbling block’ and ‘rhombille’ pattern) feels timeless. Found in diverse sources ranging from ancient medieval tile and Minimalist sculpture, to quilting patterns and contemporary advertising, this pattern betrays a deeply human understanding of volume and efficiency.

Tesselescence (Lemon)

Tesselescence (Lemon)

Silk screen, lacquer, salvaged print of painting_32” x 39”_2015

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Tesselescence (Beach House II)

Tesselescence (Beach House II)

Oil on acrylic, salvaged print of painting_20” x 16”_2016

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Tesselescence (Liz Shepherd/Janne Gallerie)

Tesselescence (Liz Shepherd/Janne Gallerie)

Foil, salvaged print of painting_36” x 24”_2015