Jeff Anderson

My work attempts to establish control over the unknown by adopting a machine-like process to the human act of mark-making. I strive to paint, perfectly and repeatedly, complex halftone patterns that I generate from my photographs. Traditionally used as a means for rapid and inexpensive image reproduction in the publishing industry, I take these methods and subvert their original purpose.

A tense dialogue between man and machine emerges; the human hand fails to replicate the exact workings of the machine and the paintings become something new altogether—something unimaginable by the machine. Written in drips, mistakes and imperfect circles, th¬is strict process yields a new motif, a new overall image.

These ideas originated while studying at the Bauhaus University, in Weimar Germany. I continue to be fascinated by the mechanical means of image construction and deconstruction, particularly through photographic processes.