From Feb 3 – March 11, the exhibition “Complex Systems (2017) by Desiree Dolron will by on view at GRIMM New York
Desiree Dolron, Complex Systems (2017), video still
With her recent films and videos, Dolron adds a new dimension to her practice. Complex Systems situates itself in the broader context of Dolron’s film and video work, such as Uncertain TX (2016) and I will show you fear in a handful of dust (2016). Consistent with themes in her past photographic series these new works share ‘transcendence’ as a common thread.
Dolron’s work suggests a kind of otherworldly existence. Profound investigation combined with careful observation preludes the making of both Dolron’s photographs and films. Employing a minutely tuned artistic process, the resulting work reveals the serenity and intimacy of her technqiue. C
Complex Systems displays a digitally drawn flock of starlings, scattering throughout the sky in a loop of ever-changing patterns. In this work themes such as the fragility of existence, impermanence and the dichotomy between the individual and the collective form the conceptual ground of her inquiry. The title of the film is adopted from the scientific field of network research, which employs the term to define the complex interactions between different components of the same group.
Desiree Dolron (Haarlem, 1963) lives and works in Amsterdam. Her work has recently been the subject of a large mid-career retrospective at the Singer Museum in Laren (NL), with a new monograph about her renowned Xteriors series designed by Irma Boom, published for the occasion. Dolron’s oeuvre ranges from documentary images and still lifes to portraiture and film. Dolron’s work can be found in the following public and private collections: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (US); The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (US); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL); Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid (ES); Groninger Museum, Groningen (NL); Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (NL); Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK); The Buhl Foundation, New York, NY (US); The Olbricht Collection, Berlin (DE); Ekard Collection, Wassenaar (NL) and many others.