Hong Kong, 6 February - 7 March 2015
Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present for the first time in Asia, an exhibition of new works by Texas and New York- based artist, Jeff Elrod (b. 1966). Elrod’s new body of large-scale paintings are investigations of composition, form and texture informed by the history of abstract painting, perceptual experiments and the evolution of digital technology. Employing both digital and manual processes in the different stages of his work, Elrod’s practice explores the currency of twentieth century abstract expressionism in the context of a computer dominated, digital culture characterised by our engagement with the screen and its illusory space. Elrod’s graphic paintings originate from preliminary drawings drafted on computer software programs, using the mouse to produce rapidly executed variations on improvised themes that may riff on old school punk songs, genetic engineering, Extra Sensory Perception or Matisse. This imagery is then rendered on canvas, often by hand, using various...