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Laura Brothers

Laura Brothers is a contemporary artist working in digital media, who is primarily known for the prolific net art project []( Her practice comprises a collection of the now-classic media of digital art — computer drawings and GIFs, some animating on scroll, others just existing on-screen, supplemented with a no less classic cryptic under-narrated atmosphere: a black background and a brief title. Created with basic computer tools, the works have a particular assembly algorithm — Brothers takes an idea and produces casual abstract iterations which become the source imagery. The intentionally crude source imagery is then fragmented, reinterpreted, and recombined into a more polished referential figure or series. The resulting digital collages possess a moiré effect and have embedded ideas of multiplicity and plurality, combining repeated motifs, tasks with multiple options, combinations, accumulations, and mutations of visual references — often established artistic styles and genres — which attain a more mundane, even child-like vantage point. Posted in sequence amongst the sea of black, the resulting works act as a glimpse into a single episodic occurrence of an ongoing narrative. Since 2007, Laura Brothers has exhibited on- and offline in numerous art institutions and galleries from New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, Italy, Mexico, London and France. In 2015, at the New Museum (NYC), she took part in *BRUSHES*, a panel discussion that focused on digital painting.

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