“My work investigates the elemental aspects of art making. How are objects and images produced, and what alchemical techniques and authorial constraints are involved? I am interested in positioning process as a conceptual means of abandoning traditional modes of authorship that, in a way, allows the work to create itself independent of the artist. The resulting piece becomes a physical residue and temporal document that lives in the interstitial space between material, maker, and viewer.”
Japeth Mennes is an artist and musician who lives in New York City. His work has been shown in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Dallas. Since 2012 Mennes has been a member of the experimental rock group Dead Painters. He received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute.
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