American Artist was born in 1989 in Los Angeles, California. He lives and works in New York, New York.
For UNPAINTED lab 3.0 American Artist will exhibit works from a project titled “A Refusal”. It is a post-Internet project that examines the way our labor, time, identities, and affections are exploited by social media networks. The artworks consider methods by which one can receive the benefits of networked society while displacing the consequences of social media refusal onto the network itself. The starting point of the work is an Internet-based performance that started in September 2015. Images that the artists posts online are replaced with voided images and the caption text is blacked out. The unusual looking posts serve as an intervention in the feeds of his followers.
American Artist’s work “A Refusal” will be on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016, @MixedMunichArts, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 8a, 80333 Munich.
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