“It’s a face I know and don’t know.”
– Critic Jason Farago
, on Ed Atkins
’ CGI visage in The Worm
(2021). Profiling the British artist for his New Museum
show, he teases out the themes of melancholy and mortality that run through Atkins’ work. His 3D avatars ”have no names, no back-stories, no motivations,” he writes.