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Robert Seng
updated: 03/30/2013
website: www.bobseng.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Exit 803
Exit 777
Exit 817
Exit 804
Exit 810
Exit 805
Exit 799
EXIT 822
Exit 761
Exit 802
Exit 763
exit 793
Exit 619
Exit 807
Exit 830
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, architecture, conceptual, conceptual, landscape, mapping, nature, optical, process, obsessive
 
 
Exit 803 by Robert Seng
Exit 803
ink on polystyrene
2012
12 12.25 " x  10.125 " 
Exit 777 by Robert Seng
Exit 777
ink on polystyrene
2012
13.875" " x  12.5" " 
Exit 817 by Robert Seng
Exit 817
ink on polystyrene
2013
18.125" " x  15.125" " 
Exit 804 by Robert Seng
Exit 804
Ink on polystyrene
2012
21"" x  17"" 
Exit 810 by Robert Seng
Exit 810
ink on polystyrene
2013
18.375 " x  17.56" " 
Exit 805 by Robert Seng
Exit 805
ink on polystyrene
2012
22.25" " x  15" " 
Exit 799 by Robert Seng
Exit 799
ink on polystyrene
2012
16.375" " x  18.875" " 
EXIT 822 by Robert Seng
EXIT 822
ink on polystyrene
2012
17.625" " x  14.625" " 
Exit 761 by Robert Seng
Exit 761
ink on polystyrene
2012
12.375" 12.125 " x  22.375" " 
Exit 802 by Robert Seng
Exit 802
Ink on polystyrene
2012
17.125"" x  17.625"" 
Exit 763 by Robert Seng
Exit 763
ink on polystyrene
2011
14.187 " x  22.375 " 
exit 793 by Robert Seng
exit 793
ink on polystyrene
2012
19" " x  20.375" " 
Exit 619 by Robert Seng
Exit 619
Ink on polystyrene
2012
18.625"" x  21.5"" 
Exit 807 by Robert Seng
Exit 807
Ink on polystyrene
2012
016.5"" x  15"" 
Exit 830 by Robert Seng
Exit 830
Ink on polystyrene
2013
16.825"" x  18.25"" 

Artist Statement

Exit Statement   3/30/2103                Assembly by elimination

I start by ganging together commercial EXIT signs, scraping them, then cutting them apart and recombining the fragments.  The result is a new kind of sign.

It could be called anti-sign and even drawing-in-reverse, a process of gradually scraping away image, ink, and message. But in this reversal of additive practices, I’m building up form, structure, and space- all by elimination.

Scraping the signs with straightedge and razor, while varying pressure and speed, creates a range of marks between drawing and painting.  And sculpture: Throughout this carving process, by barely skimming the EXIT surfaces away, I allow ink vestiges and gouged substrate to remain, literally exposing the inner core of the sign, to define new physical and emotional environments. 

I carve irradiated vistas; with firestorms burning through those expanded and scorched environments- from behind. White light finally becomes the essential tool of both expansion and immolation, beyond the razor. 

Elimination is my method of discovering what is left.