The Paper Golem

Daniel Gordon’s collages.

The Paper Golem

A vagina bath sponge, tomatoes on parade, and a false hot-water bottle by a navel are the signs that the New York artist Daniel Gordon probably sees reality as a dollhouse. This is why he populates its 3D chambers with his object collages. His mystification illusions are alive, and 2D cannot prevent it. His art is somewhat similar to the digital flesh of the London artist Quayola for it exists on the actual frontier of the natural and the synthetic. Unlike Meyrink’s classic Golem, Gordon’s animated paper cuttlefish have some sense of humor. This is probably why they look so much true to nature. Picasso could have been like this today.