After study at Central St. Martin’s, Toby Ziegler began to feel blocked. “This idea of a gesture being a form of self-expression felt like such a loaded cliché.” So he decided to remove “gesture” from the process. Ziegler took imagery from famous paintings and old photographs and mercilessly reduced them to pixels with 3-D modeling software. He painted over the pixelated images, and then sanded them down. The final product is a far remove that suggests another realm of expression. —E.C.
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