Art & Design

Artist Sol Hashemi on Creating In the Gradient Era

Art & Design

Artist Sol Hashemi on Creating In the Gradient Era

Untitled (Cherry Coke), 2011
Untitled (Vita Coco), 2012
Untitled, 2012, with Carson Fisk-Vittori and Elizabeth Abrahamson
Untitled, 2011
Untitled (Branches), 2013
Study for Catch of the Day, 2012
Untitled (Lemonade), 2012
Grout Planters, 2012, with Carson Fisk-Vittori and Elizabeth Abrahamson Study for Catch of the Day, 2012
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Name: Sol Hashemi
Age: 26
Hometown: Vancouver, Washington
Currently resides: Seattle, Washington, and New York City, New York
Upcoming exhibition: Solo show at Annarumma, Naples

What interests you about the juxtaposition of manufactured goods and natural objects?
I see manufactured items as being as natural as agates or ferwns, and often encounter more images than trees in a single day. I work in the landscape that I am a part of.

What’s the biggest misconception about artists who work with found objects?
That there are other artists who don’t. I believe that the distinction between working with or without found objects simply cannot be made anymore. It’s a matter of degree and we are living in the Gradient Era.

Describe your ideal Coca-Cola Cherry TV commercial.
Someone fisting a can up their ass, popping the top, and waterfalling it into someone else’s mouth.