Alex Dodge “The Trauma of Information”

Maki Fine Arts

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[Image: Alex Dodge "The Trauma of Information (December 12, 2018)" 2019 oil on linen 56.5× 76cm]

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In his first solo show in Japan, Alex Dodge will showcase new paintings, bringing The New York Times into play as the central theme. Alex Dodge has been creating works that blend progressive digital tools with classical techniques. Making full use of digital 3D modeling, Dodge begins his process by generating three-dimensional images to use as the foundation of his works. He then utilizes technique such as laser-cut stenciling and wood-block printing to create richly-textured surfaces produced with thick paint layers. His unique work style came from his strong interest and examination into traditional techniques like the Japanese craft of stencil dying. Through his works, one can see how his creations have evolved: from skillfully-manipulated digital data transformed by way of traditional techniques, to new-dimensional paintings that transcend existing formats. Works showcased in The Trauma of Information emerged from the artist’s experience of living in Japan during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, including the trauma he suffered watching and reading the information spread by the news media. The Trauma of Information hints at the uncertainty of the current state of media as a whole and examines our media literacy in a time when massive amounts of information get consumed and renewed on a daily basis.

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from March 23, 2019 to May 05, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-03-23 from 18:00 to 20:00

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Alex Dodge

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