062 Gallery is pleased to present FUNGIBLES by Theo Chin, a show of drawings for 3 animations*.
Fungible – which derives from the Latin verb fungi, meaning “to perform” (no relation to the noun “fungus” and its plural “fungi”)- is a word that often shows up in legal contexts. Something fungible can be exchanged for something else of the same kind. For example, we could say “oil is a fungible commodity.”
– Mariam Webster
Trained in illustration, Theo mixes reportage with imagined form, which he obsessively duplicates into moving imagery with cameras and simulations.
This show considers the life of a drawing; once a static object, now performing as a fungible in the digital image economy.
A record of arrival in Chicago, initially taking the serial format of David Hockney’s A Rake’s Progress as influenced by William Hogarth.
An consideration of Cartesian image production through a painting by Piero Della Francesca.
A project that combines elements from the novel 三四郎 by Natusme Soseki with a science fictional online relationship.