Roxy Paine describes his work as a trajectory of five oscillating wavelengths: Art Making Machines, Replicants, Fungal Fields, Specimen Cases and Dendroids. Paine’s early interest in the collisions between industry and nature, control and chaos later developed into a juxtaposition of two conflicting impulses: the constraints imposed by data and code systems against the randomness of nature and chance. Paine’s utilitarian inspired machines, fungi and plant life arrangements, and stainless steel dendroid forms, explore the intersection of the industrial and the organic.
Roxy Paine is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He has permanently sited works at the Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA, National Gallery of Art, DC, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas and the Wanas Foundation, Sweden.