As a sometime writer, I think these pieces by artist Yael Kanarek are pretty kicky. By choosing specific words and rendering them in a different color or colors as well as different languages, Kanarek explores the intersection of words, language, color, art, emotion, and philosophy:
She looks at how language and numbers operate an emotional landscape by shuffling their physical properties: material, shape, and sound. Employing modes of authorship (storytelling, computer code, and multiple languages), Kanarek’s works touch the philosophical boundaries of the political and spiritual; artistic and scientific; private and universal, horizontal and vertical. Minimalist and formal abstractions of subject matter feature in Kanarek’s work, yet the content is typically emotional and passionate.
More pictures after the jump.
To read more about the individual works shown above, check out Yael Kanarek’s website HERE.