sodeoka

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sodeoka Pollock

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Yoshihide Sodeoka is a multidisciplinary artist and musician from Yokohama, Japan, who’s lived in New York for more than two decades. Sodeoka’s neo-psychedelic work with video, GIFs and print simultaneously inhabits the world of fine art, music (he’s collaborated with bands like Psychic TV, Tame Impala, Yeasayer, Beck, The Presets), fashion (creating art prints for brands and magazines like Sandro Paris, WAD magazine), and advertising (developing projects with brands like Apple and Nike). Sodeoka’s work has been shown all over the world, from Centre Pompidou, Tate Britain, Museum of Modern Art, Deitch Projects, La Gaîté lyrique, Channel 4 Random Acts UK, Baltimore Museum of Art, OneDotZero, Sonar Festival, Haifa Museum Israel, Transmediale and Whitney Museum of America’s Art Artport. He’s in the permanent collections of Museum of the Moving Image as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Sodeoka’s experimental video art label, Undervolt & Co, was founded in 2013.
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source: popist

Trying to understand what makes a Pollock a Pollock has prompted any number of artists to try out his technique (for reference, see the Saatchi Art “Inspired by Jackson Pollock” collection). Count Yoshi Sodeoka among them. Though none of his Pollock GIFs look or feel exactly like a Pollock, there’s still that goal of unabated movement, of which a GIF can capture better, and perhaps more so, than a strip of paint.