thinking-of-you_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
wish-you-were-here_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
be-right-back_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
call-me_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
you-made-my-day_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
have-a-nice-day_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
thank-you_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
i-love-you_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
sorry_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
oh-my-god_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
keep-cool_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
get-the-fuck-out_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
my-sincere-condolences_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
2017Concentrates_complete view

TOY (thinking of You)

WYWH (wish you were here)

BRB (be right back)

CM (call me)

YMMD (you made my day)

HAND (have a nice day)

TH (thank you)

ILY (I love you)

SRY (sorry)

OMG (oh my god)

ASAP (as soon as possible)

GTFO (get the fuck out)

MSC (my sincere condolences)

Complete series - installation view

  • thinking-of-you_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
  • wish-you-were-here_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
  • be-right-back_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
  • call-me_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
  • you-made-my-day_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
  • have-a-nice-day_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
  • thank-you_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
  • i-love-you_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
  • sorry_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
  • oh-my-god_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
  • keep-cool_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
  • get-the-fuck-out_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
  • my-sincere-condolences_2017concentrates_©EAjtay
  • 2017Concentrates_complete view

Concentrates

Concentrates
(
OMGYMMDCMIMYIMH Oh my god you made my day call me I miss you I’m here), 2017
collage / mixed media (found paper, photographs, pen, ink, gouache)
8 x 8 in. each

Concentrates is comprised of 28 collages depicting acronyms mostly used in digital communication. The common denominator for the choice of letters are their reference to emotional states of the self as well as to feelings that arise in interaction with the other.

The different materials used for the collages, paired with distinct color choices visually capture and reflect the dense emotional meaning that these acronyms hold. The vantage point for this work is rooted in the development of sms culture in which language is condensed and reduced to the common denominator of the acronym.