This will be my first show using only silkscreen prints, on both paper and wood.
Although I still use film photography as the first step to my creative process, I was intrigured by this new medium, and the possibilities it offered: Removing as much information as I wanted from the original images, but also stacking layers on top. Repetition, and slight offsets of two layers, make subtle and restrained visual shifts.
I want the body to be front and centered. Nude, where the only obvious social indicators would be haircuts and some tattoos. I then erased all context, and placed the bodies either floating in white space, or on top and in front of geometric shapes. That is why most of these nudes are faceless, and seemingly half asleep. More than portraits, these images are photographs of bodies as icons.
Thomas Dozol lives and works in New York, NY. He has shown internationally at venus including the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, M+B Los Angeles, and has exhibited at the Frieze Art Fair, Randall's Island, and Frieze London with the Jack Hanley Gallery. I Like You Better With Static Noise will be his first solo exhibition.