Apr
13
2017
<em>A Rose</em>
 

Siebren Versteeg
A Rose, 2017
Custom software (color, silent), computer
Dimensions variable, landscape orientation
Edition 1 of 1, 1 AP

Using a software program, A Rose is the result of one continuously accruing painting that is saved by the artist and presented as ongoing versions of an endless pursuit. Tilted after Jay Defeo’s monumental work which accumulated mass for over eight years the work drifts slowly through time. The subtle intricacies of Versteeg’s code are revealed in an endless array of painterly variables. While Defeo’s Rose accrued over a ton of material, necessitating excavation from her studio in 1966, Versteeg’s A Rose speaks to the nomadic flatness and continued dematerialization of ‘thingness’ in the digital age.
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