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Lauren Comito

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This printed edition is inspired by the correlation between the world of advertising and memory, in particular Edward Bernays’ development of public relations. Employing Sigmund Freud’s writings on psychoanalysis, Bernays paved the way for the world of marketing and advertising through his use of focus groups, which investigated people’s emotional connections to products.

This edition was released at the E/AB Fair 2015.

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Press Release

Lauren Comito is a visual artist who works with a variety of media, ranging from painting to digital prints, creating images that fluctuate between self-conscious control and chance. Comito derives the meaning of her work from infinite variations of digitally coded visual elements, as well as from the exploration of the relationships between them, which emerge in the process of its making. These relationships are vital to the progression of Comito's work.

Comito mines her own archive of personal digital photography of places she has lived, pairing different packaging containers that came from goods or consumables she associated with that place. Her work alternates between traditional art marking techniques and digital processes. These incorporate barcodes and QR codes that transport the viewer back into the digital realm.

Lauren Comito currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. Recent exhibitions include a two-person exhibition at Projekt 722, Brooklyn and solo exhibition at Slag Gallery, Brooklyn.

Artist website: laurencomito.com