Math Bass, ‘Newz!’, 2015, Public Art Fund Benefit Auction 2015

Estimated value: $10,000

In her bold compositions, Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass employs a lexicon of symbols and characters that is both familiar and abstract. Painting figures such as arches, alligators, letters, and matchsticks, on raw canvas, she creates a theatre of repeating and shifting signs, exploring issues of language and poetics.

About Math Bass

The Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass began her career primarily as a performance artist, but she has since expanded her practice to include painting, sculpture, and video. Bass, who explores a myriad of themes in her work, is broadly interested in playing with the tension between movement and containment. Her compositions feature ambiguous content, lending themselves to different interpretations of the same image. In the well-known painting series “Newz!,” Bass employs the symbols and colors of sign systems to create a visual lexicon of her own.

American, b. 1981, New York, New York, based in Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows

Michael Jon & Alan, 

Group Shows

The Pit, 

Fair History on Artsy

Michael Jon Gallery at Artissima 2015