R.I.P. Jeremy Blake

Image, from the Winchester Trilogy, found in an interview w/Jeremy Blake @ Artificial.

Jeremy Blake, an up-and-coming artist who sought to bridge the worlds of painting and film in lush, color-saturated, hallucinatory digital video works, has died, the New York City Police said yesterday. He was 35 and lived in the East Village in Manhattan.

“…Mr. Blake was reported missing on July 17, when his clothes and wallet were found on a beach in the Rockaways, in Queens. A bystander reported that she saw a man disrobing that evening and walking out into the surf.

“Mr. Blake’s companion of a dozen years, Theresa Duncan, 40, a writer, filmmaker and former video-game designer, had committed suicide a week earlier, on July 10, and Mr. Blake found her body in their apartment, according friends of the couple. The police said that a note found on the beach with his belongings made reference to Ms. Duncan’s death.”

Jeremy Blake, 35, Artist Who Used Lush-Toned Video, Dies New York Times RANDY KENNEDY 8/1/07

Beck video for “Round the Bend” by Jeremy Blake

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