Artist Entry: Doug Beube

Doug Beube is a very “out there” artist. He bases his work on what he calls a codex. He explains: “The codex, which literally means a block of wood in Latin, is undeviating in its essential form; its fixity is antithetical to the capabilities of the computer to function on a synergetic and simultaneous plane.” In an attempt to add depth to the information limits of books, he uses various media and collaging to add details to his amazing sculptures. Using cutting and pasting techniques, he adds hidden text to his codex work. He very interestingly points out the flaw of the interaction with books: that there is no complexity in it, that it can only be read from beginning to end. I believe that his work is about trying to break free of these boundaries as much as possible.ImageImage

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