Vispo by Jay Block (Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)

Jay 7.20.2016 - 1

Mail art by Jay Block (Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)

Jay Block is a collage master of the contemporary Eternal Network. But I see his language-centered work, such as this piece recently received, as visual poetry. Elements of the cut-up technique, defamiliarization and asemics are present, among other things. These are literary elements. Aspects of visual art are present as well. Despite the fragmented, anti-art feel, the piece actually has a high degree of unity. Some might consider this postcard-size composition Trashpo; it certainly “quotes” Trashpo tropes. But the ultimately strict formalist structure removes it from being authentic Trashpo. Regardless of whether it is or is not Trashpo, this is a wonderful piece. I am thrilled to have it.

Jay - 7.20.2016 - 2

Thanks as ever to Jay Block!


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