Lot 34: Joseph Scheer


Changbaishan Geometer
2017
Archival print on watercolor paper
32 x 42 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Fair Market Value
$2,800-$3,200

BIO: Joseph Scheer is a Fulbright Scholar, Professor of Print Media and Co-Director/Founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design, Alfred University, New York. His current works, which span print media, video and web based projects, use technology to re-examine nature through interpretive collecting and visual recording. His work has been exhibited internationally with work being exhibited this past year in Beijing, Shanghai, Zhangzhou and Changchun, China. He has published two books about his work: Night Visions: the Secret Designs of Moths and Night Flyers. His work has been written about in over 120 books and periodicals including: National Geographic, five articles in The New York Times, ArtForum, Art News, Science, Nature, and American Photo.

STATEMENT: I have called the body of work that I have done over the past decade Imaging Biodiversity and it is about seeing the things that live on our planet in a particular intense way. Currently he has a large project working on the Biodiversity of moths of Changbaishan, Jilin, China. Having the ability to work in different cultures and geographies with new plants and animals has developed profound changes in my understanding of the world around us. Learning different ways of seeing and understanding things from their perspective has been a great benefit to me as well and has broadened the entire experience that for always will be an inseparable part of my being.


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