I recently discovered the work of NYC-based painter Tauba Auerbach and became completely enamored of the way she communicates with symbols, fonts, and typography. Her paintings have a 3-D quality to them, yet are simplistic in design. In the September issue of Elle Decor, Auberbach says, “Over time I began to think of language more conceptually, as a kind of technology, and the characters as abstract images.” The symbols and fonts she uses are exaggerated in size and in color, forming dramatic shapes and bringing to mind various eras of music and art. Some look like they could be covers for old New Order albums, and some remind me of the artist Mike Mills and his “humans” project. I’m really looking forward to seeing Tauba Auerbach’s exhibition at Deitch Projects when I head to New York in a few weeks. Be sure to check out her website – it’s an inspiring explosion of color.