Study for St Celfer's 'The Space Between Points' (Double Negative)
St Celfer (John Parker)
(Unframed/Unstretched) 9.8 x 9.8
Sumi-e Ink on Paper
This sumi-e ink on paper drawing is a study for St Celfer's current project, Space Between Points™. In this Kazimir Malevich-inspired project, he breaks the plane, dismantles the square, obliterates the corner, and destroys all unnatural delusion-driven concepts that no longer serve a purpose but rather limit our vision. In the words of the artist, "Once bringing focus to obscurity, now, the frame makes anything look good. It is a cage to our ideas and stifles creativity. Death to the tyranny of the square, the lazy convenience of the frame, and the fascism of labels."
St Celfer, formerly a New York artist, is currently based in Seattle and Brasil with drawings on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo.
Initially self-taught, he made art objects while preparing as an athlete for the 1992 Olympics. Afterward, while working as a coach in Seattle then Philadelphia, he studied painting (MFA) and in 1999 moved to Brooklyn, where he showed installations applying painting’s ideas of plasticity to everyday inexpensive objects (Gleaned Detritus Project™). He explored the medium of sound (Listeners™, other interactive 3D work), and as an avid music fan of 1990's Seattle, took part in the 2000's New York scene as a composer and performer. Frustrated with the notion of making a living through object production, he extended his work to the digital realm by creating images based on failing digital processes and collecting ideas for his current project (Space Between Points™).