Jeremy Blake · Angel Dust

Jeremy Blake's animations merge architectural allusions with psychedelic effects, and they have been referred to as "time-based paintings." As a continuation of Modernist painting techniques, Angel Dust includes shifting planes and translucent effects that unfold toward a futuristic architectural construction. The artist referred to this piece as a "hallucinatory treatment of an imaginary ski lodge." He went on to say, "I hope that viewing my work will leave one in a quietly contemplative but also somewhat disoriented state."

Blake received significant acclaim in the few years he spent working professionally. After completing undergraduate studies at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993, he went on to receive an MFA from Cal Arts in 1995. Blake had numerous international solo shows and was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial at New York’s Whitney Museum. He died in 2007.