JON KUZMICH

Statement

As an artist, I create labor and process-intensive visual systems that involve the conceptually driven organization of small, synthetic units into large and complex patterns.

My work is often inspired by the fact that our perception as human beings is altered and distorted by our belief in systems that we create (religious, economic, scientific, etc.). By virtue of this distortion, systems change our relationship to the world, manipulate our understanding of reality and influence our relationship to the cosmos. In essence, our belief systems keep us confined within a synthetic, human-created world.

Therefore, even though I utilize Op-art, abstraction and conceptual art, I consider my work to be representational because the visual systems I create alter the perception of the viewer and illustrate that what we see and what we know are questionable.

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