Tauba Auerbach is American artist who creates art about language and logic through the mediums of painting, drawing, photography and sculpture.
Tauba Auerbach’s love of words and letters comes from her training as a traditional sign maker. Adopting a mathematical approach to her artistic practice, Auerbach focuses on the internal mechanics of language, exploring the limits of its structures and systems, so as to open up new visual and poetic possibilities. Engaging typography, graphic design, Op art, computer science, and kinetic abstraction, Auerbach attempts to reveal “new spectral and dimensional richness… both within and beyond the limits of perception.” As a result, Auerbach creates paintings and limited edition prints that deconstruct the conventional ways visual and perceptual information is conveyed. Her photographic series, Static, addresses the oppositions between the analog and the digital, and her Fold series is among her most famous. The work is comprised of close-up views of kaleidoscopic static waves from soon-to-be-outmoded analog television signals, which, when examined closely, appear to break apart into a pixilated digital snowstorm.
Representing a new wave of digital artists, Tauba Auerbach creates artworks that attract old and new buyers from all over the world. She has also written two books: Folds and Chaos.