Monday, September 7, 2009

Jered Sprecher: Studio Update

I've always thought seeing the studio of an artist gives a more complete understanding of their work as a whole. These shots speak for themselves...


  1. It is very interesting that the works seem fragmentary, or almost fragmentary. That is, they seem to deliberately lack an assertiveness or emblematic quality that often appears in abstraction, from Mondrian to Eric Sall (whose work I an others are puzzling over on MWCapacity). This stuff, instead, appears provisional, but not wishy-washy. It seems to reflect a worldview that is skeptical of dogma.

  2. You're right on VC. Sprecher and others have also spoken of the fragments of images that influence and add to his work. He has a self-described "eclectic aesthetic" and works as a hunter-gatherer, processing images as he comes across them. His work seems definitive in its execution, a quick snippet of a memory, and a disavowal of any consideration of style.

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