"Geometry (once) provided a sign of stability, order, and proportion, today it offers an array of shifting signifiers and images of confinement and deterrence.”
Peter Halley, The Crisis in Geometry
These images are from a National Geographic article that chronicles the Colombian drug trade in the 1980s. I am drawn to the anonymous portraiture, the abstracting qualities of the snapshot, and the parasitic structures that carry the contraband. The pixilated faces introduce a moment where individual features are sublimated by technological geometry and operate as a representation of power.
A New England native, Andrew Prayzner is a Brooklyn based painter interested in the relationship between the malleability of digital media and traditional painting, his work was shown recently in Prague at Dvorak Sec Contemporary, and at the Philadelphia gallery, Tiger Strikes Asteroid. He received his MFA at the University of Pennsylvania.