Rafaël Rozendaal Neo Geo City
Browser programs may be compared with the stage: A characterization that does full justice to the works of Rafaël Rozendaal, born in 1980, and to which the artist himself often makes reference. One group of works by the Dutch/Brazilian artists consists of websites, each of which have their own associative domain names, and display a single work only. Aside from the link to the artist‘s homepage, there is no content other than the work.
For AOYS, one flies with Rozendaal’s help over the huge colorful city called »Neo Geo City« (2014), comprising different large cubes. These extremely abstract »buildings« are variously colored. With contemporary means they link up to the pictorial »Neo Geo« trend or the 1980s, as typified, for example, in Peter Halley‘s paintings. The visitor can take hold of the cubes with the mouse, and thereby maneuver them in any direction. By clicking on one, the plan becomes black and all that can be seen are the wire frame models. The city extends endlessly in any direction selected.