Image rights: Image courte- sy of the artist, Château Shatto and YARAT. Photo Fakhriyya Mammadova
"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter"
Venue: YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Baku (2015-2016)
About Parker Ito
Multimedia and digital artist Parker Ito is known for his manipulations of found imagery and web-based systems of communication. “I am passionate about the internet, and making work about the effects that the internet has had on traditional objects is the most honest thing I can do,” he has said. Ito’s works often make use of non-traditional art materials, such as reflective 3M Scotch-lite fabric, automotive paint, and vinyl. He is known for the high volume of his output—sometimes under different names—and his sense of humor. He does not consider himself a conceptual artist, but says his work is rooted in “konceptualism,” which he describes as “similar to when people spell the word ‘cool,’ ‘kewl’ or ‘kool.’”
American, b. 1986, Long Beach, CA, USA, based in Los Angeles, CA, USA