Rafaël Rozendaal

Rafaël Rozendaal

Born in 1980, Dutch-Brazilian, lives and works in New York

Shadow Object 16 07 02 (2016), stainless steel, 50 x 50 cm. In the group exhibition From ZERO to 2018 at Upstream Gallery. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij, Mechanical Water.com (2014), website in the group exhibition From ZERO to 2018 at Upstream Gallery. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Near Next 17 08 01 (2017), lenticular tapestry, linen, 144 x 200 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Near Next 17 08 01 (2017), lenticular tapestry, linen, 144 x 200 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Near Next 17 08 01 (2017), lenticular tapestry, linen, 144 x 200 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. From ZERO to 2018, group exhibition at Upstream Gallery. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. GENEOROSITY, solo exhibition at Towada Art Center, Towada, Japan. Into Time 16 09 01, 2016. Lenticular print. 160 x 120 cm. lots of many.com, 2017. Website. Abstract Browsing 16 10 05 (Google Drive), 2016. Tapestry. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. egg alone.com, 2017. Website. Abstract Browsing 16 10 12 (Google Maps), 2016. Tapestry. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Into Time 16 09 07, 2016. Lenticular print. 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Abstract Browsing 16 10 06 (Google Spreadsheet), 2016. Tapestry. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Into Time 16 09 02, 2016. Lenticular print. 160 x 120 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Abstract Browsing 16 03 06 (Google Docs), 2016, 86 x 144 cm, tapestry.

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Shadow Object 16 07 05, 2016, 145 x 105 cm, tapestry.

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Abstract Browsing 16 03 01 (Wikipedia), 2016, 86 x 144 cm, tapestry.

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Overview of the exhibition 'Complex Computational Compositions', soloshow by Rafaël Rozendaal at Upstream Gallery from 03-09-2016 until 08-10-2016. 

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Abstract Browsing 16 04 27 (Pinterest), 2016, wood, mirrors, 400 x 180 x 20 cm. 

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Overview of the exhibition 'Complex Computational Compositions', soloshow by Rafaël Rozendaal at Upstream Gallery from 03-09-2016 until 08-10-2016. 

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Abstract Browsing 16 03 08 (Reddit), 2016, 200 x 144cm, tapestry. 

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Shadow Object 16 07 07, 2016, 145 x 105 cm, steel.

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Shadow Object 16 07 03, 2016, 50 x 50 cm, steel.

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Abstract Browsing 16 03 09 A B C (Waze), 2016, 175 x 144 cm (x3), tapestry. 

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Abstract Browsing 16 03 03 (Engadget), 2016, 86 x 144cm, tapestry. 

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Abstract Browsing 16 03 02 (Google Image), 2016, 86 x 144cm, tapestry. 

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Shadow Object 15 12 14', 2015, stainless steel, 111 x 80cm.
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Into Time 15 06 08, 2015. Lenticular print, 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Into Time 15 06 10, 2015. Lenticular print, 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Into Time 15 06 02, 2015. Lenticular print, 160 x 120 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Into Time 15 06 01, 2015. Lenticular print, 160 x 120 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Into Time 14 05 XX (Tryptich, 2014. Lenticular print, 90 x 120 cm (3x). Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Rafaël Rozendaal, 'Haiku 074' (2014), paint, vinyl, 140 x 210 cm. 
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Into Time 14 05 01, 2014. Lenticular print, 160 x 120 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'Abstract Browsing 14 12 01 (Google Drive)', 2015. Textile (tapestry), 144 x 260 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Installation view Shifting Optics
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Into Time 14 01 18, 2014. Lenticular print, 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Deep Sadness .com, 2014. Installation based on website. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Into Time (RGB) 14 01 XX, 2014. Lenticular prints, 3 times 120 x 90 cm. 
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Into Time 13 09 12, 2013. Lenticular Painting, 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Into Time 14 02 06, 2014. Lenticular print, 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Into Time 14 01 17, 2014. Lenticular print, 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Into Time 14 02 08, 2014. Lenticular print, 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Into Time 14 01 15, 2014. Lenticular print, 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Popular Screen Sizes, 2014. 
Mirrors on pedestal, 133 x 78 x 75 cm. 
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Into Time 14 02 12, 2014. Lenticular print, 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Into Time 13 08 11', 2013. Lenticular print, 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. 'Flower', Seoul Square, 2012 Screenshot of the website 'slow empty .com', 2013 muchbetterthanthis.com, 2006. Installed at Times Square, February 2015.
Photo: Ka-Man Tse Overview of the exhibition 'Really Really Big', at NP3, NL 'Almost Calm', 2012
Website 'Into Time' at Museu da Imagem e do Som, Sao Paulo, 2012
'Broken Self', 2012
Website 'Into Time 13 10 25', 2013
Lenticular painting, 120 x 90 cm 'Much Better Than This', Stedelijk Museum, 2006 Screenshot of the website 'into time .us', 2012 Overview soloshow, Postmasters, New York, 'Everything you see is in the past'
2013 Overview 'Without Hesitation', 2012
Tokyo, Japan Overview 'Hot Doom With Mirrors', 2010
Nest, The Hague 'Broken Self', 2010 'Yes for Sure', 2010 'Everything Dies', 2012 'In and Out', 2012 Screenshot of the website 'aesthetic echo .com', 2009 Screenshot of the website 'everything always everywhere .com', 2013 Screenshot of the website 'from the dark past .com', 2009 Screenshot of the website 'goodbye farewell .com', 2011 Screenshot of the website 'hybrid moment .com', 2009 Screenshot of the website 'into time .com', 2010 Screenshot of the website 'unlike the rest .com', 2007 Screenshot of the website 'why was she sad .com', 2002 Screenshot of the website 'jello time .com', 2007
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Biography

Rafaël Rozendaal’s artistic practice comprises websites, installations, prints and writing. His work takes shape through a range of transformations – from movement into abstraction, from virtual into physical space, and from website to print – with all of them informing each other. All of his works have one thing in common: they stem from a fascination with moving images and interactivity in its most basic form. Although Rozendaal is best known for his artworks in the form of websites, he sees no hierarchy between his websites and physical works: ‘The experience that you have when you are at home using Abstract Browsing on your computer is as authentic as viewing one of the tapestries in a gallery. From my point of view: the Internet is like a waterfall, an exhibition more like an aquarium’.

His series Abstract Browsing tapestries draw an analogy between the pixel and the loom, and transform the Abstract Browsing plugin to tapestries depicting the underlying structure of websites such as Twitter and Google. Similar to the tapestries, the lenticular paintings are a way of translating digital work into the physical world. The colourful, multi-layered works evoke a sense of movement when the viewer walks walk past it.

Rafaël Rozendaal (1980) is a Dutch-Brazilian artist who currently lives in New York. His work is regularly exhibited, not only in Europe and the U.S. but also in Asia and South America. He has worked with institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Seoul Art Fair, Media Art Institute and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. He is a regular speaker on digital art topics and his work is discussed in international publications such as Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Flash Art and Interview. Rozendaal is also the founder of the exhibition concept Bring Your Own Beamer, an evening where artists bring their own projectors to display their digital work. Since 2010 there have been over 100 BYOB exhibitions, including one at the Venice Biennale.

Rozendaal’s work has been exhibited, amongst others, at the following venues: Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), Kunstverein Frankfurt, (DE), Kawasaki City Museum,Kawasaki (JP), New Museum, New York (NY, USA), Nam June Paik Art Center Seoul (KOR), Hammer Museum Los Angeles (USA), Kunsthal Rotterdam (NL), MOTI Museum Breda (NL), Times Square Midnight Moments New York (NY, USA), Telfair Museum, Savannah (GA, USA), Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble (FR), With Project Space, New York (NY, USA) and Towada Art Center (JP).

Rozendaal has had two solo shows at Upstream Gallery, the most recent was Complex Computational Compositions (2016), an exhibition of Abstract Browsing tapestries and Shadow Objects.

Publications: Rafaël Rozendaal, Everything, Always, Everywhere, 2017, Valiz. 

Artist website: www.newrafael.com

Exhibitions

Measurements

9 Sep - 11 Nov '18

Haiku

23 Aug - 7 Sep '18

Double Vision

19 May - 30 Jun '18

From ZERO to 2018

14 Apr - 19 May '18

Color & Abstraction

17 Mar '18 - 3 Mar '19

Art Rotterdam 2018 Projections

11 Feb - 14 Feb '18

GENEROSITY

10 Feb - 20 May '18

Portraits

6 Jan - 10 Feb '18

An Evening at EYE

24 Nov - 24 Nov '17

Anti Social

8 Sep - 14 Oct '17

Digital Abstractions

7 Apr - 22 May '16

TRANSFORMER

3 Oct - 14 Nov '15

Shifting Optics II

20 Mar - 25 Apr '15

Soft Focus

13 Mar - 10 May '15

Haiku

7 Mar - 18 Apr '15

Times Square: Midnight Moment

1 Feb - 28 Feb '15

On and On

15 Jan - 12 Feb '15

Shifting Optics

6 Sep - 11 Oct '14

Born Digital, MOTI

13 Dec '14 - 28 Jun '15

External Memory

22 Mar - 23 May '14

Seoul Art Square

22 Nov '13 - 18 Jan '14

Love Illumination

19 Oct - 23 Nov '13
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