Carter | the artist
The artist Carter
Born 1970, Connecticut, USA.
Lives and works in New York, New York, .
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Carter uses abstracted drawing as a means of investigation into the shifting concepts of the human body and personal identity. In Untitled, Carter presets a diptych of two rivalling fields of blob-like specimens, each self-contained like Petri dishes nurturing biological mutation. Using his own features as a control for experimentation, Carters two panels show subtle variations of the same forms, his abject and non-descript shapes converge as a catalogue of physical possibilities: eyes, lips, noses, and hairstyles float as disembodied samples for facial alteration, while geometric patterns clinically emerge as cell structures, globular tissue, or rough landscapes ripe for cultivation.
In his drawings, photographs, sculptural installations, and videos, Carter collages and overlaps clipped images of body parts and facial features noses, eyes, ears, hands, clumps of hair to create what he calls "anonymous portraits."