Atomic Elroy, Dog Zen Telephone, video
American, b. 1954, playing from Petaluma, CA, USA
Atomic Elroy (1954, Lowell, MA. United States) is an artist who works in a variety of media. His works are saturated with obviousness, mental inertia, clichés and bad jokes. They question the coerciveness that is derived from the more profound meaning and the superficial aesthetic appearance.
Thoughts on the Telephone process
Personally, the challenge involved in this project was discerning the previous artists’ vision. Being conceptual and anti-retinal, it was invigorating thinking and creating from a purely visual vocabulary.