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09 May 2010

pixelization and a cushy softness in benjamin gurell

as gurell moves from images of nature to scenes a little more man-made, he identifies the essential tie between pattern in the wild and the pixelization of the digital life. our experience of both is routed through the same sensory overload.  no longer can looking at a field be different than looking at a screen.  but the way out that gurell expertly shows us is fun.  perhaps that field will never be the same, but our experience of the screen is better then ever.  at the very least, it's new and lush.  gurell gives us the chance to make this connection because his pictures are so soft you could just lie down and forget that it was a mediated experience.

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