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Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 39.4 W x 66.9 H x 1.4 D in
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Nadia Jaber’s paintings jump around, scrolling between textures, flipping tabs into new color palettes and stretching materiality. She riffs between styles and ideas, cutting and scratching them like a DJ would, to curate something entirely new. The eyes and mind can keep up of course, because we’re used to this hyperactive image intake - we do it all day, everyday on our phones. “://about blank” is Nadia’s series reflecting not just on our visual ADHD but on what the mysterious machines behind social media are making us want, or think we want, and what that means for art appreciation. How about the artist as a postdigitalist algorithm, an online magpie curating a found line, shape, and color to generate an analogue version of the digital stream of information. Nadia’s work is a full-scale rebellion against the smoke and mirrors of social media - her tactile paintings add new dimensions and demand to be looked at from every angle. “Artwork” almost has a life of itself, a grid of vibrant scribbles alongside a pattern from Luc Pierre, a line from Taylor White, and a flower from Michael Georgetti that switches up to vibrant hand-cut lettering. She then sews it all together with an old-fashioned needle. The work is generative in that it’s a remix of some other artworks. Its narrative structure is set up to tell a new story every time you see it, depending on where you start. If all we see in our social echo chambers are reflections of what we like, diversity is doomed. Who do our filters really serve? Nadia’s works make you think of all the things her algorithm chose not to include, and of the human quality and experience alive in her works. Screens can’t compete in dimensional representation, nor in scale - Nadia’s works are big - often 1 metre and more wide. In a time where the online world is a flimsy lonely place, and the real is in fact keeping us company, shouldn’t we start analogue-izing rather than digitizing? -Text by Anya Staffoord - Painting composed of 5 canvas sewed together (polyester, cotton and linen). Painted on the sides, so no need to frame it. Signed at the back of the painting, and delivered rolled in a tube. This painting will be on view at The Other Art Fair 2019 in Brooklyn.
Painting:Acrylic on Canvas
Size:39.4 W x 66.9 H x 1.4 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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Artist Nadia Jaber (Spanish, b. 1986) channels the artist as a postdigital algorithm, an online magpie curating a found line, shape, and color to generate an analog version of the digital stream of information. Nadia’s work reflects not just on our visual ADHD but on what the mysterious machines behind social media are making us want, or think we want, and what that means for art appreciation. Her work has been featured in “15 Emerging Female Artists To Invest in Before They Blow Up” selected by Saatchi Art Head Curator Rebecca Wilson, and her paintings have been included in interior design projects featured in AD Spain Magazine. She has participated in the Other Art Fair by Saatchi Art in NY and had a solo show in LA. Also had participated in Art Fairs in Madrid and Mallorca. Nadia Jaber’s paintings jump around, scrolling between textures, flipping tabs into new color palettes and stretching materiality. She riffs between styles and ideas, cutting and scratching them like a DJ would, to curate something entirely new. The eyes and mind can keep up of course, because we’re used to this hyperactive image intake - we do it all day, every day on our phones. Nadia’s work is a full-scale rebellion against the smoke and mirrors of social media, the ultimate collage of the current algorithmic syncretism and acknowledges not only Nadia’s belonging to the digital art revolution, but points rather gratefully to Art’s ultimate dimension, its digital kingdom, where artists thrive, collect, exchange, buy, sell, and perhaps, more definitely, find inspiration and half live. Nobody with their wits about them would question that the art world is increasingly virtual and that its health hasn’t been better in decades. So the question here prays: are technologies to blame or to praise? Andy Warhol, one of the most accomplished ambassadors of appropriation, was ecstatic after discovering the wonders of silk-screening. In one of the fewest interviews available online —omnipotent technology in full bloom— Warhol told to Art News’s reporter Gene Swenson a rather legendary line: «I think everybody should be a machine. I think everybody should like everybody». It was 1962. Warhol anticipated not only the behavior of today’s technologies but the ultimate lust of artists like Nadia, who are openly challenging themselves to become precisely that same technology.
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