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Michael Rey

RR Chimes II, 2013

Oil on plasticine clay on panel
93 1/2 × 24 in
237.5 × 61 cm
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Signed and dated "M. REY 2013" on the reverse
Michael Rey
American, b. 1979
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Michael Rey’s wall-based artworks exist at the juncture between painting and sculpture, combining three-dimensional forms with painted surfaces. The works are built from oil plasticine using an experimental technique that produces a delicate, skin-like exterior. The holes in these otherwise seamless objects function as measures of space, reinforcing a sense of objectness by punctuating and piercing the artworks’ surfaces. Rey’s pieces exhibit a non-hierarchical relationship between color, shape, and surface in a manner similar to the minimalist art of Donald Judd and John McLaughlin. The wall works are born from Rey’s dreams and doodles; they begin as foreign shapes that evolve into signifiers of broader cultural contexts. Rey addresses the human tendency to seek meaning in everything, and calls attention to the mutability of images in a technological age.

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About the work
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Phillips
Signature
Signed and dated "M. REY 2013" on the reverse
Michael Rey
American, b. 1979
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Michael Rey’s wall-based artworks exist at the juncture between painting and sculpture, combining three-dimensional forms with painted surfaces. The works are built from oil plasticine using an experimental technique that produces a delicate, skin-like exterior. The holes in these otherwise seamless objects function as measures of space, reinforcing a sense of objectness by punctuating and piercing the artworks’ surfaces. Rey’s pieces exhibit a non-hierarchical relationship between color, shape, and surface in a manner similar to the minimalist art of Donald Judd and John McLaughlin. The wall works are born from Rey’s dreams and doodles; they begin as foreign shapes that evolve into signifiers of broader cultural contexts. Rey addresses the human tendency to seek meaning in everything, and calls attention to the mutability of images in a technological age.

Michael Rey

RR Chimes II, 2013

Oil on plasticine clay on panel
93 1/2 × 24 in
237.5 × 61 cm
Bidding closed
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