DOT (Daniel Shoykhet)
DOT, Daniel Shoykhet (American b.1990)
DOT, an American born artist raised in New York and Chicago, has quickly gained momentum with his hand-generated, visual interference style and connections to the 20th centry abstract expressionists and the optical art movements. Through the use of repeating geometric patterns enhanced by different color theories, a hallucinatory visual field is created which forces the viewer's perception to be pushed into a moment of visual confusion. According to theories in neuroplasticity, these shifts of perception are catalysts that have the potential to rewire neural pathways and to ultimately affect the thinking and behavior of the viewer.
Being self-taught, DOT leans into his instincts to develop his artistic explorations. His break-out mural with the B_Line project landed him a mural residency at the TimeOut Market Chicago. Since then, DOT has done work at the University of Illinois, shown with Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles, and has created numerous commissioned studio works and murals.
He brings a new series of works to A Very Serious Gallery in the exhibition, “Clean Lines, an exploration of Optical Illusion.”
“For me these linear expressions tend to end at the same question: Where is the point between what we see and reality?”