biography

Jeff Elrod, born 1966 in Dallas, Texas, is an american abstract painter. In his works he explores the relationship between hand-painted and digitally created markings. Elrod uses editing programs like Photoshop or Illustrator and transfers those designs onto the canvas by using the „analogue“ techniques such as painting or drawing. This practice is influenced by the emergence of abstract art in the late 20th century, now combining it with software and printing technology. Elrod achieves shifts between flat areas of color and an illusory depth that results in retinal effects.

 

His works were shown at The Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Centre Pompidou (Paris) and The Houston Museum of Fine Art (Houston) among others.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Jeff Elrod, Simon Lee Gallery, London

 

2016

Figment, Vito Schnabel Gallery, St. Moritz

 

2015

Jeff Elrod, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2013

Jeff Elrod, Simon Lee Gallery, London

Nobody Sees Like Us, MoMA PS1, New York

 

2009

Focus: Jeff Elrod, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth

 

2000

New Paintings, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York

 

1998

The Squarepusher, Chinati Foundation, Marfa

 

1997

Analog Paintings, Texas Gallery, Houston

 

1996

Tragic Fading Super Graphic, Art of this Century, Houston