Henry Mandell, Satoshi’s Garden 002F, 2023, UV polymer on linen 52″ x 50.5″
by Lidia Yadlos
Anita Rogers Gallery is delighted to unveil “Superunknown,” a captivating exhibition showcasing the latest creations by artist Henry Mandell. This marks Mandell’s debut solo exhibition at Anita Rogers Gallery, offering an opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of abstract art born from the depths of experimentation, scientific exploration, and the enigmatic aspects of the human experience.
Mandell’s artistic journey is a unique fusion of art and science, where he pioneers unconventional approaches to craft mesmerizing abstract artworks. At the heart of “Superunknown” lies an intriguing process that transforms written narratives, stories, and data into visually striking abstract compositions.
Through the meticulous manipulation of digital tools, Mandell embarks on a transformational journey, transcending words into a realm of abstract imagery.
Mandell’s process begins with a departure from the conventional use of iterative code, opting instead for a purely artistic approach. Every creative decision is a manifestation of the artist’s mind and hand, marking Mandell’s distinctive fusion of the digital realm with traditional painting.
One of the prominent series in “Superunknown” showcases intricate multilayered objects, constructed from a web of fine colored lines transformed from text related to dark matter and the universe’s fabric. Each line represents a distinct letter, coming together to weave an otherworldly tapestry.
The “Satoshi’s Garden” Series
“Satoshi’s Garden,” another series within “Superunknown,” offers a glimpse into a realm of swirling vortexes, adorned with chimerical limbs and primordial roots. These mystifying forms draw inspiration from the interconnected network of mycelium, hinting at the enigmatic creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.
Just as the Wood Wide Web connects plant root systems through mycelium fungi, the Bitcoin White Paper linked a global network of computers through blockchain technology, both shrouded in a veil of mystery.
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