Rafaël Rozendaal, "much better than this .com", 2006, web-native animation, dimensions variable, duration infinite.

Rafaël Rozendaal, “much better than this .com”, 2006, web-native animation, dimensions variable, duration infinite

Rafaël Rozendaal

I am a visual artist who uses the internet as my canvas. My work explores the screen as a pictorial space and aims to reverse-engineer reality back into condensed bits. My online works occupy a creative practice that lies somewhere between animated cartoons and paintings, while my installations involve moving light and reflections, taking online works and transforming them into spatial experiences.

Originally from Amsterdam, Rafaël Rozendaal is an internet-based artist currently based in New York City whose practice consists of websites, installations, drawings, writings and lectures. Spread out over a vast network of domain names, he attracts a large online audience of over 25 million visits per year. His work has been featured in several solo exhibitions at venues such as the Nordin Gallery (Stockholm, Sweden), Spencer Brownstone Gallery (NYC), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and TSCA Gallery (Tokyo, Japan) in addition to group exhibitions at Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles, CA), Kunstverein Artnsberg (Germany), the Venice Biennial, and Tetem (Enschede, The Netherlands). Rozendaal’s work has been featured in several publications including Wired Magazine, Purple Magazine, Interview Magazine, and Flash Art. He is the creator of BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), an open-source DIY curatorial format wherein participants bring projectors to screen their own new media works in public spaces. Rozendaal lives and works on the Internet.

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