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Jacqueline Humphries: The Matrix meets Cy Twombly

Jacqueline Humphries, (#J^^), 2017, oil on linen, 100 x 111 inches

Contributed by Sharon Butler / In her ninth solo show at Greene Naftali, Jacqueline Humphries presents ten towering�canvases that grapple with our relationship to digital technology and the overwhelming nature of the “data surround.� For this new body of work, the artist has�translated�her earlier paintings into�ASCII, a character-based image encoding system developed in�the 1960s, and then, using laser stencils, applied the data to gesturally-painted�surfaces. Depending on the viewer�s distance to the canvas, the work�appears to be either a�dense, mesh-like computer image punctuated with big�splotches of paint, or, when closer, clotted�keystrokes and old-school, punctuation emoticons rendered in thickly applied paint. The result is�a witty�fusion of Cy Twombly’s histrionic�abstraction�and graphics from The Matrix.

Jacqueline Humphries, i\?.., 2017, oil on linen, 114 x 127 inches
Jacqueline Humphries, sysysyo/, 2017, oil on linen, 114 x 127 inches
Jacqueline Humphries, ???~, 2017, oil on linen, 100 x 111 inches
Jacqueline Humphries, /%%%|, 2017, oil on linen, 114 x 127 inches
Jacqueline Humphries, installation view
Jacqueline Humphries, :)green, 2017, oil on linen, 100 x 111 inches
Jacqueline Humphries, Untitled, 2017, oil on linen, 26 x 30 inches
Jacqueline Humphries, One Cat, 2016, oil on linen, 100 x 111 inches
Jacqueline Humphries, Worried Emoji:), 2017, oil on linen, 100 x 111 inches
Jacqueline Humphries, TQ555, 2017, oil on linen, 100 x 111 inches

Jacqueline Humphries,� Greene Naftali, Chelsea,�New York, NY.�October 27 through December�16, 2017.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Sharon, I saw this show for the 2nd time last Sat. The painting are absolutely Brilliant, Stunning and Wonderful!!
    I saw 4 terrific female painters that day: Lee krasner, Humphries,
    Elizabeth Murray and Cecily Brown. A Great day in Chelsea.

  2. Hi Sharon, I saw this show for the 2nd time last Sat. The painting are absolutely Brilliant, Stunning and Wonderful!!
    I saw 4 terrific female painters that day: Lee krasner, Humphries,
    Elizabeth Murray and Cecily Brown. A Great day in Chelsea.

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