Evan Roth is an American artist whose work visualizes and captivates cultures through unintended uses of technology. He creates prints, sculptures, videos as well as websites. His work explores the relationship between misuse and empowerment and the effect hacker communities can have when applied digital and non-digital systems. Roth’s work can be found across the globe; including New York London, Stockholm and Sydney. He received his bachelor’s degree from UMD and his MFA from the Communication, Design and Technology school at Parsons The New School for Design where he graduated as class valedictorian. In 2012, he was awarded a Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.
Roth is influenced by consuming the culture that is around him on a daily basis; such as scrolling through his social media feeds. Over time, his work has evolved from experimenting from using Flash to graffiti to now taking systems and turning them into something different.
I like this piece a lot because Roth goes through the motions of going through his Twitter feed without the actual app or screen popped up. I think this is interesting because we all do it everyday and we are consumed by social media. It’s a simple piece that completely makes sense to me.
I like this piece because it ties in Roth’s graffiti interest and brought pop culture to it. With Jay-Z as a major, popular icon, creating an image of him using letters attracts more people to see it and maybe even see the rest of his collections.
I really like these pieces because of the color scheme. I love pink and its complimenting colors along with the backgrounds they are on. I like the use of the kites to make the pieces more abstract but I also like the darker pink/purple on the other two rectangular pieces. I like that the tree on the left rectangular piece isn’t in the center of the canvas but rather on towards the side.