Gabriel J. Shuldiner-Bruteminimalism Art
The silence is the crack, and i am soothed by the cracks all around me; by that [negative] space, nothing and void. those seemingly accidental sounds, spaces and moments… combining elements of minimalism and punk attitude, the idea is to re/mix un/matchable elements, slash boundaries and create [beautiful] tension between opposites. at times disruptively deceptive, sardonic, cynical and [nihilistic]: a sort of '[post]postpostmodern postmedium postapocalyp-tic existential zen meditation...'
The distortion of context and matter: layers and layers of information seen and un/seen. be-yond conditioned habits of perception, thought, speech and din: ‘where quantum mechanics becomes spiritual and meanings and classifications dissolve…'
Like dreams, illusions, bubbles and shadows, i am interested in the way different materials work with and against each other; how i make them work with and against each other. with their implied and nuanced histories, found and discarded merge new tech, traditional and uncommon. elusive and cryptic, like [the] titles [they] merely mirror, the multiplicity of layers they help form: until one.
My work falls [somewhere] between the minimal, abstract, conceptual and absurd. i remain fueled by black: an undefined signifier, multi_coded metaphor and paradoxical koan of [abso-lute] nothingness…"
Interested in the timeless and disparate associations assigned to black, gabriel j. shuldiner describes his work as ‘Bruteminimalism®’: a concept situated somewhere between the abstract and absurd. his physically powerful, s[r]eductively delicate ‘hybridsculpturalpaintings®’ trigger both immediate engagement and visceral reaction, conjuring images of voids in space and postapocalyptic futures.
He sites the 'subtlety of difference, produced through repetition' and the 'implied nuanced histories of the oft-overlooked' as starting points for work that explores and disrupts 21st century painting and object-making. gabriel j. shuldiner deems his elusive black palette "postapocalypticblack®": a viscous custom composite, based upon the key life ingredient and oldest known earth element, carbon [c].
Applied in thick layers on a multitude of substrates, Gabriel J. Shuldiner meticulously bends, scrapes and sculpts his proprietary black material, creating mysterious areas both smooth and rough that proportionately reflect, refract, distort and absorb observable levels of electromagnetic radiation.
Gabriel J. Shuldiner lives and works in manhattan’s west chelsea, where he currently main-tains his studio.
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