taras hrabowsky
Since 2007

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BIO
…Born 1981 in Middletown, NY, I began painting in public by the age of nine, with harmless spray paintings in local train tunnels. Various forms of this and other publicly displayed work carried me through to Pratt Institute graduating in 2002 with a BFA in painting. Since residing in Brooklyn, my work has taken on a mixture of painting, installation, and projection environment having been displayed both publicly and privately. The ongoing guerilla projections of ThingPit and Amalgamide Tide have been in cities cross-country as well as being shown at Sensei Gallery, MCV/NYC, and Pace Digital Gallery. Float (and the cloudcapillars) has been shown at Artist Network as well as projected onto nearby buildings on Broadway and Canal. These works as well as my public murals continue to follow the allure of a constant recreation within our open spaces both natural and intervened ….
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EVENT

TELECULTURE


Dates:
Tue Nov 13, 2007 00:00 - Wed Nov 07, 2007

TELECULTURE is a survey that brings together a diverse group of new media artists, whose work - ranging
from photography to online virtual reality - embodies, a cross section of thought that investigates perceptions
of identity in the early 21st century. Information and images, now heavily filtered through advanced
technology, the internet, and mass media, have also granted new empirical freedoms to the artist to recontextualizethe spectacle of contemporary life. This allows them to address this spectacle on their terms
through these new tools and rapid means of communication.The artworks all possess a strongly imbued socio-political agenda that oscillates between reality and simulation(hyperreality), creating a hybrid narrative that attempts to translate an understanding of the presentin order to make sense of an uncertain future.
Pace Digital Gallery offers a unique and challenging public environment, where as, through the sheer
verticality of the space, the selected artworks combine to visually communicate a sense of claustrophobic
post-millennial anxiety mixed with an undefinable euphoria, liberation, and freedom.