The Studio of Chad Kouri


The Studio of Chad Kouri

The Studio of
Chad Kouri

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Xerography Monoprints - Chicago Design Museum

This series of one-of-a-kind photocopies was inspired by time spent resizing and weathering type, creating textures and doing small run publishing on a copying machine for clients and personal projects. My goal with these works was to use a machine exclusively designed to make multiples to create one of a kind prints by dragging images over the glass while the copier is running. Printed on security paper, so void when copied, the source imagery is pulled from Jean Larcher's Geometrical Designs and Optical Art published by the Dover Pictorial Archives in 1974. The results of this experiment were mounted on panels and displayed in the Chicago Design Museum’s Re/View exhibition of illusion themed work. My illusion lies not only in the work’s aesthetic value but also in concept, touching on various contemporary themes in both art and design, including image usage, authorship and concerns over copyright and intellectual property gesture, and originality.