M E S H A K A I   W O L F

American, b. 1979
Wolf works with modern technologies such as instant film, inkjet printers, and digital and video cameras. In reaction to and inspired by automata, he manipulates machines and mediums generated by machines in order to reveal abstract imagery. Since his first solo show in 2005 at Tatistcheff Gallery in New York City, Wolf has exhibited both his artwork and documentary films throughout the world.

His latest series of videosprints and paintings explore optical feedback as it pertains to the visual study of chaos within the multi-dimensional universe and its role as a 'space-time simulator' or simulation machine. Wolf says about the process: "Digital imagery exists within a pixel/binary structure and as a result is trapped behind the glass of a screen. I use video to extract an image's digital information and reinterpret it using the ink and organic material of paper and canvas. Pixels are no longer contained by their lines of code but are now free to bleed into one another in order to create an indelible bond."

His most recent feature length documentary film, Flames of God, on acclaimed Macedonian Roma poet and musician, Muzafer Bislim, won best film in Kosovo at the Rolling Film Festival and was the closing night selection at the 2011 Margaret Mead Film Festival at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.

His first film, Gussie, is an intimate portrait of his great-grandmother who lived to be 105 years old. The 50-minute film documents the last 5 years of her life as she transitions from independence in her Coney Island apartment to a full-time care facility on Long Island. Gussie premiered at the Provincetown International Film Festival and screened around the country.

He lives and works in New York City.

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