Louis Buhl & Co. presents the newest release from artist Jason REVOK, titled Loop_Magenta_Umarine_2a. Revok’s process has a high degree of systematic operation; the tools themselves are developed to produce mathematically prescribed strokes while the use of spray paint leaves disordered, dripping marks.

The artist strives for this paradox in his work, saying, “I try to resolve all the societal turmoil and chaos I feel in the simplest language possible. Lines repeating inward or outward are creation and destruction infinitely repeating, only limited by the surface of the work’s support. I try to create vibrating energy, a meditation object for internal reflection. As miserable and awful as everything seems, I try to find some comfort in my art. The tools were the initial inspiration, but the works have become something else.” While early presentations focussed on the mechanics and aesthetics of his instrument use, depersonalization-derealization dug deep to consider the mental, emotional and existential impact of an abstract practice that borders on automation in a climate of media addiction, relentless digital communication, environmental collapse, and severe political disruption.

3-color, serigraph with fluorescent split fountain on 160lb Mohawk Superfine Ultra-white Cover with UltraGloss Spot UV. Deckled, numbered and signed by the artist.
29h x 24w inches
Edition of 75

Available Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 12PM EST on louisbuhl.com/shop