One Tree

Orotone, pigment transfer to glass, backed with gold

Edition: 1/1


12″ x 12″

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Arie Knoops was born and raised in New York City during the 60s and 70s. This was a time when the city was at its best and its worst. The diversity within the city’s unique and different neighborhoods installed a sense of history and cultural memory into him. This was further reinforced in him as both sides of his family lived under the occupation of Europe during World War II.

After completing his BFA from Cooper Union in New York City, he moved to Arizona. It was here that he embraced the barrenness of the desert that was rich with its own special history. This sense of history and memory has usually guided his pursuits, from tuning pipe organs to driving a horse drawn carriage in New York City, as well as his passion for fencing and vintage motorcycles. Currently he lives in San Francisco

This work is a visual diary. All diaries revolve around memory, but memory is not absolute. It changes over time; some details get softened, while others are kept in sharp detail. Some are totally discarded, and some are given the rosey hue of preciousness.

The use of the orotone brings the images into another world. A world where dreams, memory and history mix. These are contemporary events that are brought into a mythical past.






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