Carl Fudge combines digital technology and traditional printmaking techniques to transform found images into kaleidoscopic compositions of geometric pattern and color. While his source materials range from 17th-century Japanese woodcuts to Andy Warhol’s Camouflage paintings, they are rendered entirely unrecognizable by his treatment. The resulting hypnotic abstractions of clashing and rhyming shapes reference both hard-edge painting and digital aesthetics. These frenetic compositions affectionately glance back at the bustling modernism of Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie, while looking forward towards the future of digital art making.
Fudge’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Katonah Museum of Art, the Cranbrook Art Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the New Museum and the Royal Academy in London, among other venues.