ARTIST DETAILS

BLAKE CONROY

United States

“I expose the absolute uniqueness of seemingly identical things, so we will care about them. We don’t fight hard enough to save things we regard as mere forms or perceive as simply ‘one of’ something. I use layers to unmask otherwise hidden particularities in living things, debunking the notion that every sunflower, cornfield, or monarch butterfly is interchangeable. Every smallest detail becomes an abstraction unto itself.”

ARTWORKS

"Field Study, Sun And Corn" N°1181

In a World that commmodifies nature, Blake Conroy shows us the individualitynof every living thing. After drawing images of the same subject viewed from many different perpectives, he layers these multimedia images atop each other, forcing the viewer to look closely enough to recognize minute differences. We must preserve and protect the richness of our world - replete as it with unique, particular things.

2018
44 x 33 cm
Hand cut brass and copper

"Field Study, Tapestry" N°1190

2018
200 x 115 cm
Water jet cut aluminium

“I expose the absolute uniqueness of seemingly identical things, so we will care about them. We don’t fight hard enough to save things we regard as mere forms or perceive as simply ‘one of’ something. I use layers to unmask otherwise hidden particularities in living things, debunking the notion that every sunflower, cornfield, or monarch butterfly is interchangeable. Every smallest detail becomes an abstraction unto itself.”

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