Jeff Elrod

Jeff Elrod - Galerie Max Hetzler Selected Works

The work of American abstract painter Jeff Elrod (b. 1966) is based on the combination and interweaving of digital and analogue practices. Working in large-scale formats, he uses basic editing programs like Photoshop or Illustrator and adopts their typical forms of digital imagery. Elrod then transposes these computer designs on canvas by using 'classical' techniques such as painting, drawing or spraying, sometimes even printing them directly onto the canvas. His works thereby capture a moment when analogue and digital production clash, connecting the profound history of painting, abstraction and digital movement. In a recent series of works, Elrod alienates initially computer-generated drawings into blurry, vague images that eliminate any coherence.

‘Elrod's technique has modified in the past decade as the tricks of Photoshop have evolved – color gradients, spray effects, and even the option of scanning a potential background scrap that he has found in his studio all now crop up in his large-scale works, compounding the complexity of transferring the image onto the canvas in his Sunset Park studio. Nevertheless, Elrod's mediation still happens with his use of the mouse between him and the machine.

Christopher Bollen, in ‘The New Abstract: Jeff Elrod’, in Interview Magazine, 2014

Image: Mudhoney, 2019, inkjet, acrylic and spray paint on linen, 200.2 x 139.7 cm.; 79 x 55 in.

Selected Works

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Selected Institutional Exhibitions




Jeff Elrod - Galerie Max Hetzler

Jeff Elrod

Exhibition Poster

€ 20.00

Jeff Elrod - Galerie Max Hetzler

Jeff Elrod

Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2019
Trade edition of 500 copies

Jeff Elrod: Artist Book - Galerie Max Hetzler

Jeff Elrod: Artist Book

H2P I Hetzler Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2019
Edition of 180 plus 20 H.C., signed, numbered and dated by the artist
Copies nos. 1–80 and H.C. 1–20 contain one of four different signed, numbered and dated inkjet prints on fine art cotton paper

Jeff Elrod - Galerie Max Hetzler

Jeff Elrod

Exhibition Poster
Created by the Artist

Out of stock

Jeff Elrod: ESP - Galerie Max Hetzler

Jeff Elrod: ESP

Jeff Elrod

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2015

€ 35.00

HALFTONE - Galerie Max Hetzler


Darren Almond, Tauba Auerbach, Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke, Jeff Elrod, John Houck, Navid Nuur, Albert Oehlen, Michael Raedecker, Tursic & Mille, Kelley Walker, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris 2014
With a text by Pierre-Nicolas Bounakoff

€ 15.00

Selected Press