Limited Edition for LA><ART
Michael Rashkow’s series of editions for LA><ART represents maps of ink that deny articulation of a particular subject. Prior to becoming an artist, Rashkow studied cognitive science, psychology, and computer science. His interest in photography and sculpture focuses on experiments in the disruption of a concretized subject and the examination of the perception of the art object. The artist samples images and objects that are familiar, yet transformed to question interpretation and meaning.
His edition for LA><ART represents the output of a broken printer. After discovering that the printer had a limited range of visual capabilities, Rashkow began experimenting with its logic system. He developed ways to use the inks native to the printer vis-a-vis an ongoing collaboration with the dysfunctional machine. Interested in the abstract gestural and constructivist chance compositions generated from this exercise, he continues to push his engagement with this banal device.
Michael Rashkow graduated from UCLA with an MFA in 2004 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He has exhibited at Wallspace, New York, Ritter/Zamet, London, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, White Box, New York, Riva, New York, HIgh Desert Test Site, Joshua Tree. Forthcoming exhibitions include LA><ART, Los Angeles and Festival, Beijing.