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ART + DESIGN

JWJ STUDIO. BOI, ID.

JWJ STUDIO

ART + DESIGN

JWJ STUDIO.

ART + DESIGN

JWJ STUDIO.

Canned Response, Feminine Tone
Canned Response, Feminine Tone (2019) Acrylic, ink, and pencil on stretched canvas. Photo: Justin W John
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Acrylic, Ink, Pencil
Stretched Canvas
Matte
18 x 24 x 1.5 inches

Glitch, I think most are familiar with this term in relation to computers and data transmission. Somewhat of a fascination for glitch and when it suddenly is cast on a screen, like a mixed, or maybe missed, signal. For me, it’s almost nostalgic. For others maybe it’s like, “There’s a glitch in the system!” Reminiscent of dialogue in some sci-fi-post-apocolypto-techno-hack-the-future-type movie.

I began to examine what it is about it that speaks to me. Sure, I can easily point out the interesting visual forms and arrangements or colors. But more so, I see humanity in the machine, it’s imperfection, it’s failure. Somehow then I feel safe. Systems break down, technology breaks down, people break down. Nothing is forever.

I’ve always loved patterns, a grid, a tight system of orderly sequenced colors, or objects. Rhyme and reason, everything in its place, just so. Moments of OCD, the compulsive urge to have something in a particular way.

Canned Response, Feminine Tone
Canned Response, Feminine Tone
Canned Response
Canned Response
Canned Response, Feminine Tone
Canned Response, Feminine Tone (2019) Acrylic, ink, and pencil on stretched canvas. Photo: Justin W John