Solos

Solos

Collaboration between Jeremiah Palecek and Dennison Bertram.

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Solos Introduction

Solos is a collaboration between painter Jeremiah Palecek and creative technologist Dennison Bertram. Jeremiah makes traditional oil paintings of amorphous cybernetic entities. His work has been shown internationally and in major museums including Pompidou Metz, Musee de l'Elysee, and Schirn Kunsthalle Jeremiah is represented by the Giampietro Gallery. Dennison Bertram is an artist and technologist who has worked for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Vogue, Versace and many others. Dennison is currently a co-founder at WithTally.com, previously founded Dapphero.io and in 2012 created the first Bitcoin Exchange in the Czech Republic, BuyBTC.cz Edition 1: Saturnalia Jeremiah’s work centers around the importance of the hand in painting, and he has often employed the use of various painting machines in the creation of his works which seek to remove the hand from the work. His subjects are punctuated by shifting and borderless edges that allude to the separation between the artificial and the natural, where bits and pixels meet flesh and bone and create the modern human who exists in real as well as virtual space. Saturnalia is a project created in the tradition of Surrealist Automatism which is a technique whereby the artist suppresses their conscious control of the making process, which then allows for the unconscious mind to have great importance in the resulting painting. Saturnalia utilizes determinism and non-determinism to create a painting that is largely free of any sort of rational control. The painting itself is composed of a visual dataset taken from Jeremiah’s oeuvre which have been sliced into thousands of pieces. Using the identity of the collector (minter) as the primary input source of entropy, the slices are then recomposed into a new painting. Making it not only a collaboration between Dennison and Jeremiah, but the collector who is buying the painting as well.