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CLUMSY ABSTRACTION BY CARTER

by Ariadna Zierold

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New York-based artist Carter uses abstracted drawing as a means of investigation into the shifting concepts of the human body and personal identity. Highlighting the imperfection of physical matter, Carter renders his drawings in a clumsy manner, allowing delicate quality of ink to bleed with natural defections, and sometimes fixing the pen in an artificial hand in place of his own. Mapped out as a rough diagram, encircled patterns appear as microscopic organisms; alien and virus-like, they are conjoined by varicose lines, linking them to more recognisable features of hair, heads, and eyes.

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