Everyone Looks So Familiar

Selection drawings of unnamed portraits

Nameless portraits from throughout 15th to 19th century European art are reduced to simplified ink drawings, and then further reduced as only a ‘digital selection,’ barely separating the drawing from the white space of the webpage. The ‘digital selection’ is used as an allusion to designate something that doesn’t wholly exist or hold form. The portraits are diminished to how we might view them now, as aesthetic husks of lives and memories that weren’t quite influential enough. “His online series Everyone Looks So Familiar, shows a set of Renaissance and Baroque figures rendered in the flickering line of a capture tool. All other pixel information is removed and we are left with the equivalent of a digital x-ray of these images. These works use the data of imagery to raise issues of reproduction in the digital age and the future (and perhaps unstoppable) predominance of online experiences with artwork.” — Gregory Thielker

2014

I Have Something to Tell You

No Shortage of Bodies

You Never Know How the Past Will Turn Out

Excuse Me, I Have Work to Do

A Public Space: For Labor, for Leisure

Nothing but Hats and Bags

Scratched Below a Statue

It’s Nice Out Here

New Work

Mocking Time, as Far as I Can Tell

Seeing Lassoing Wild Horses in 360°

An Hour Poorly Spent

It Was All Very Impressive I

Touristing as a Clumsy Commuter

Yes, It All Happened

Taking Up a Space and Claiming It

Merry Happy Year

It Was All Very Impressive II

On Edge

Oy! On Time!

Vie Vying

blghded

Monument Feed

Martyr Images

$ Landscape $

Everyone Looks So Familiar

Contrived Permanence

Unpublished Stories

Josh Sender