Sayre Gomez, ‘Untitled’, 2015, LAND Benefit Auction 2015

With a pattern that is both textural and translucent in tandem with the suggestive yet elusive image, Untitled (2015) is emblematic of Sayre Gomez’s work. The artist often pairs powerful, formal choices with vague imagery in order to explore how the modern viewer understands visual compositions in an age of appropriation and mass media. Gomez is featured in the Rubell Family Collection, and is represented by François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles; Michael Jon Gallery, Miami; Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne and Berlin.

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About Sayre Gomez

Conceptual artist Sayre Gomez’s body of work includes paintings, sculptures, installations, and artist’s books. His cerebral projects often employ found images and text as a means to comment on the ambiguous nature of communication and personal exchange. His works are characterized by a formalism inspired by typography and graphic design, along with the use of repetition that often bleeds into distortion and abstraction. Gomez’s texts and images are culled from various blogs and archives, selected purely for their formal qualities. He seeks to find subjects “that imbue a sense of familiarity yet remain difficult to place,” as he describes. In one work, Gomez played with presentations of Lorem ipsum, a nonsensical, placeholder text of modified Latin, used by publishers and graphic designers in laying out a document.

American, b. 1982, Chicago, Illinois, based in Los Angeles, California

Exhibition Highlights

2017
Los Angeles,
Sayre Gomez: Déjà Vu
2016
Ixelles,
Sayre Gomez: Illustration | Rodolphe Janssen
2016
Galerie Parisa Kind, 
Frankfurt am Main,
Galerie Parisa Kind at Art Brussels 2016 NOT to be published
2016
Miami,
Sayre Gomez: Feelings II | Michael Jon and Alan
2016
Michael Jon & Alan, 
Miami,

Solo Shows

2017
Los Angeles,
Sayre Gomez: Déjà Vu
2016
Ixelles,
Sayre Gomez: Illustration | Rodolphe Janssen
2016
Miami,
Sayre Gomez: Feelings II | Michael Jon and Alan
2016
Michael Jon & Alan, 
Miami,
2015
Cologne,
Sayre Gomez: Collections and Accumulations | Galerie Nagel Draxler
2014
Galerie Parisa Kind, 
Frankfurt am Main,

Group Shows

2017
SADE, 
Los Angeles,
2016
Galerie Parisa Kind, 
Frankfurt am Main,
Galerie Parisa Kind at Art Brussels 2016 NOT to be published
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