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Sayre Gomez


Lot Closed

December 14, 09:47 PM GMT


6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Details


Sayre Gomez



Executed in 2020

Acrylic on canvas. 

16 by 20 in. (40.6 by 50.8 cm.)

Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne/Munich

Sayre Gomez’s multi-disciplinary practice includes painting, sculpture, installation, and artist’s books. He often employs found images and text as a means of meditating on the ambiguity inherent in communication and all manners of personal exchange. His works are characterized by a formalism that has been influenced by both graphic and typographic design, along with the use of repetition that frequently turns to a form of abstraction. Often the texts and images Gomez engages are culled from various blogs and archives, selected purely for their formal qualities.

Sayre Gomez (b. 1982, Chicago, USA) holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include François Ghebaly, Los Angeles and Nagel-Draxler, Cologne, with prominent group exhibitions at the Yuz Museum, Shanghai; the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke; Gagosian Gallery & Jeffrey Deitch, Miami and Perrotin, New York. His works are held in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Arsenal Contemporary, Montréal; and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

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