Objects + Methods Lecture Series
Thursday 27 October 2016
Harsh Patel was born in Nairobi where he lived until 1991. Much of Harsh’s boyhood was spent in Ahmedabad, India which is his ancestral city. His family settled in Texas which he left in 2004 to pursue design. Patel is an artist and graphic designer living and working in Los Angeles. His 3DX label houses independent work across print ephemera. Black & White is his studio presence, collecting commissioned and collaborative work. He is represented by Young Art, Los Angeles.
“Harsh Patel moves fluidly between media formats, working as both designer and artist. Deeply invested in the specificity of subcultural codes, he deliberately uses design to frustrate legibility and circulation rather than ensure that field’s traditional expectations of effective communication. He often produces books or posters in tiny editions that are only distributed by him personally, if distributed at all.”
(Michael Ned Holte, 2014, Artspace NZ)