Apqrt, parasol b // 30"x30"x1.5" // Acrylic spray paint on canvas // 2014Apqrt, parasol b // 30"x30"x1-greyscale.5" // Acrylic spray paint on canvas // 2014 Apqrt
27778, parasol b // 30"x30"x1.5" // Acrylic spray paint on canvas // 201427778, parasol b // 30"x30"x1-greyscale.5" // Acrylic spray paint on canvas // 2014 27778

Texted

Apqrt&27778Apqrt & 27778

These were created especially for Smartphone Art Show’s Interface || Interference. They are two different encodings of a text message based on the old-timey (yet not obsolete) dumb-phone method of text entry where CAT would be spelled by pressing the 2 key 3 times, pausing, pressing the 2 key twice, then pressing the 8 button once.

I couldn’t help but use my favorite stencil for the backgrounds.

Spoiler Alert

If you don’t want to take a few¬†seconds to figure it out, the encoded message in both paintings is “the creative act is not performed by the artist alone”, an English translation¬†of a Marcel Duchamp quote which speaks to the idea that the viewer must always decode what the artist is saying.

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