Broken Loop 1
Broken Loop 1
3-color, two-sided serigraph print on 160lb Mohawk Superfine Ultra white Cover with Ultra Gloss Spot UV. Deckled, numbered and signed by the artist.
24” X 29.5” (60.96 x 74.93cm)
Edition of 75
The edition draws inspiration from the artist's series of works unofficially coined as the 'Tape Loop Paintings.' The process is driven by the work of avant-garde composer William Basinski, who in the 1980s set out to convert old easy listening tapes to digital but instead watched his cassettes break apart as they moved through the spool. He kept recording despite the interference and created an unprecedented series called The Disintegration Loops, where the music dissolves into bits before droning, interference and silence bring it to its end. Revok creates a similar effect though paint - imperfect concentric lines interrupted by diagonal composition - which he builds up through the methodological use of a paint roller coiled in tape. As the roller spins on the surface of the canvas, the tape shifts, tears and falls off. The result is a series of works that vibrate with intensity and this edition is a perfect representation.
"With a strong desire to create a one of a kind edition informed by his 'Kundalini Loop' paintings rather than just a reproduction of them, Revok painted the film by hand with the same processes as the original works. The paintings are like a snapshot in time, a relic of some distant human occurrence yet they perpetually radiate and shift through optics of texture sheen and glow. Deciding to go analog rather than digital ensures every aspect of the artist's hand while maintaining its integrity. Furthering the optical physicality, the black printed over the aluminum flake was hit with an ultra gloss spot UV and the back was printed with true neon yellow to create a natural glowing effect. Collectors are able to embrace the glow by float framing offset from the matt. If collectors chose not to frame traditionally they can get the same effect by hanging with clips or magnets away from the wall." - Jordan Nickel, Louis Buhl & Co.