I am endlessly fascinated by the mysteries of history, science, and memory—and the way that we rely on language and images to decode them. In my work I explore the interrelated roles of pattern, language and representation to construct meaning. Radical social changes resulting from technology and globalization have changed our relationship to images and image making.
We stand at the forefront of a post-humanist era where place and individual experiences are being blurred through new forms of interaction enabled through technology and the globalization of cultures and economies. In this context, art can provide a new subjectivity that is absent from popular culture and virtual data-driven experience.
The drawings could be rubbings from some alien fossil, or powdery carbon copies drawn out of some forgotten photomechanical process. Somewhere between language and life form, Egert draws these entities as discrete symbols, carefully conjoined with their negative spaces.
—Ethan Pettit, 2012