The Grid

The grid has reigned supreme since the dawn of industrialization (with the notable exception of Art Nouveau), and now the “pixelated” micro-grid is everywhere. Bit-by-Bit encourages this, recognizing it as temporary relief from our hyper-realistic photo-crazed society. This brings to mind the ancient tradition against icons in some religions. Geometric and highly decorated architecture of Islam is perhaps the best known example. Though, in the U.S., abstraction has never been based upon forbidden imagery, and yet we can share the pleasure of a moment without images … in a very contemporary way. 

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