On the walls and streets of the city, layers of pictures, signage, and graffiti build up over time, creating a palimpsest that preserves traces of the past in an otherwise changing environment. That flux is captured in painting using erasure and collage, often aided by digital tools. In sculpture, dents and folds distort ordinary objects and expected forms, speaking to the malleability of our surroundings. Made in the first decades of this century, these works reflect the fragmentation of the physical and digital worlds we inhabit, admitting the impossibility of a cohesive image.
- MoMA, Floor 2, 214
14 works online
Mark BradfordAmerican, born 19616 exhibitions, 24 works online
Kerry James MarshallAmerican, born 19555 exhibitions, 29 works online
Chris OfiliBritish, born 196812 exhibitions, 42 works online
Shirana ShahbaziGerman, born Iran 19744 exhibitions, 8 works online
Ouattara WattsAmerican, born Ivory Coast, 19571 exhibition, 1 work online
- There are 10 artists in this collection gallery online.