Sunday, April 06, 2014

The New Post-literate: A Gallery Of Asemic Writing

I joined a group on Facebook called "The New Post-literate: A Gallery Of Asemic Writing." Turns out that they have a blog too. Also there is a book "An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting" on Amazon. My work fits in this category of Asemic Writing art. Although, I tend to make work that has a look of Glitch art. My designs allow some degraded to the image. Though I am still focused on taking text/words and creating abstract images from that information. Of course, Post-literate art has its roots in Modernism. Take John Cage's work. He incorporated text like things in some of his work. Early Modernist invented the collage where newspapers text were use to add as just part of the composition. Cy Twombly paintings are a perfect example of this aesthetic processes. His black and white series looks like writing, but has no real meaningful readability. Here is the Wiki article. Pinterest also has a nice collections. One could even look back to centuries of Arabic script on walls as decoration. Some of these scripted words are so stylized, they become unreadable.


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