32″W x 40″H
Archival Pigment Inkjet Print with a grid of hand-punched, perforated holes.
My photography has traditionally centered around abstraction, but abstraction culled from simple, discarded, material objects. The grids and structures here are all made in-camera and then composed from actual prints. The final image returns the work back into a flattened digital space. The punched holes reflect the pictured grids while reminding us of the physical nature of the paper surface we are inspecting.
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Martin Venezky is an artist and photographer exploring relationships between objects, form, drawing, and the image. His work shifts scale from intimate gatherings of discarded objects to expansive wall-sized installations.
Venezky’s background in graphic design sparked his interest in abstraction as a narrative device. His skills in book design and typography, for which he has won international acclaim, have encouraged his exploration of the photobook as a primary medium for his new work.
In 2001 the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art honored Venezky with a solo exhibition, and, in 2005, his monograph, It Is Beautiful…Then Gone, was published by Princeton Architectural Press. In 2016 Venezky was named a member of the esteemed Alliance Graphique Internationale, and recently, San Francisco’s Letterform Archive has acquired an extensive collection of his work, studies, and process for their permanent collection.
Venezky has an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and an MFA in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has taught at RISD and CalArts and, for almost thirty years, at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where he is currently Professor in the Graduate Design Program.
Although a longtime resident of San Francisco, Venezky has recently relocated to Michigan to study towards an MFA in Photography at Cranbrook, thirty years after receiving his design degree from the same institution. He is using this time to further his investigation of abstraction through photography and markmaking.