Visakh Menon is an artist from India, currently living in New York. His interdisciplinary practice spans drawing, video, installations, and media art.
Menon has exhibited nationally and internationally including recent shows at the IFP Media Center, Fountain Art Fair, NY Film Fest, Openings Collective, DUMBO arts festival, Governor’s Island Art Fair, Spattered Columns (NY), Gallery Aferro (NJ), and Digital Media City Gallery (Seoul). He was selected for the Mentoring Fellowship for Immigrant Artists at New York Foundation for the Arts in 2010 (NYFA).
“How does human machine interaction impact perception ? This has been the key area of exploration in my interdisciplinary practice over the last 10 years. My current body of work focuses on the visual language of digital artifacts and the aesthetics of glitch. This series of mixed media works on paper are created using a unique process of rubbings, drawings, and collage. The algorithmic aesthetics of these works pushes into focus both the functional (generative) and dysfunctional (glitch) nature of code as a tool for expression. Experimenting with images manipulated through various modes of digital image analysis, compression algorithms, and interpolation to study their impact on color and effect on perception informs the content of this series. Compositionally these works are aligned towards ideas of geometric abstraction and color field paintings with a process transitioning from the digital to traditional mediums and driven by the notion of repetition as an act of meditation.”
Glitch-09, 30 x 22 inches, collage with clear adhesive tape, mixed-media on paper
Noise 4, monotype, 4 x 6 inches