Taryn Simon — American Artist born on December 30, 1975,

'Taryn Simon is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in photography, text, sculpture and performance. Her practice involves extensive research, guided by an interest in systems of categorization and classification. Simon’s works have been the subject of monographic exhibitions at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Permanent collections include Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, the Guggenheim Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her work is included in the 56th Venice Biennale. She is a graduate of Brown University and a Guggenheim Fellow. Simon lives and works in New York... (wikipedia)

I'm interested in the murky areas where there are no clear answers - or sometimes multiple answers. It's here that I try to imagine patterns or codes to make sense of the unknowns that keep us up at night. I'm also interested in the invisible space between people in communication; the space guided by translation and misinterpretation.
I do seem to try to make things harder and harder for myself. In some perverse way, obstacles interest me and I'm drawn to projects that end up being incredibly laborious.
In my work, I construct texts and images. Between those two points the blur occurs. Each is altered by the other again and again, back and forth.
The majority of my work is about preparation.
My work is drawn to the political but avoids an agenda. There is no inherent critique or support.

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