James Lassen: Paintings and Drawings
Mixed Messages 3Recent NewsMixed Messages 2Mixed Messages 1Facial Recognition 3Facial Recognition 2Find Us on Facebook 1, 2, 3, and 4Like Us, Follow Us installation viewIcons (2012-2015)Generation iDeleted Messages Deleted PeopleLike Us Follow Us part 3Like Us Follow Us part 2Like Us Follow Us part 1Ringer Icon Icon 13Icon 12Icon 11Icon 10Icon 9Icon 8Icon 7Icon 6Icon 5Dumbphone Diptych (parts 1 and 2 combined)Broken Icon 4Broken Icon 3Broken Icon 2Broken Icon 1Excerpts from Icon Collage 4Excerpts from Icon Collage 3Excerpts from Icon Collage 2Excerpts from Icon Collage 1Icon CollageTextual Healing: Women Doing YogaLandscapeTextual Healing: Possible RealitiesIcon 4Icon 3Icon 2Icon 1Textual Healing: The ExpertBesmirchedTextual Healing: Big MessFacetimeTextual Healing: Lightning Bolt GuyTextual Healing: Couples ThingTextual Healing: Sean Scully
Textual Healing
Upon realizing that no one really "talks" on cellphones as much as they used to, I wanted to make paintings that reflected this priority shift in social interaction. This work features pristine, brightly colored cellphone screens interacting with blurred, dripped, colorless or otherwise demoted figurative elements.