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.
Silk screen, lacquer, salvaged print of painting_32” x 39”_2015
Tesselescence (Beach House II)
Oil on acrylic, salvaged print of painting_20” x 16”_2016
Tesselescence (Liz Shepherd/Janne Gallerie)
Foil, salvaged print of painting_36” x 24”_2015