Jon Rafman (born 1981, Quebec, Canada) is a
Montreal, Canada based contemporary artist and
filmmaker perhaps best known for exhibiting found
images from Google Street View 9-Eyes. Rafman is
represented by Zach Feuer Gallery in New York
and SEVENTEEN in London.
Rafman was educated at The School of the Art
Institute of Chicago and McGill University and has
been exhibited at New Museum (2010), The Saatchi
Gallery (2012), Museum of Contemporary Art of
Rome (2010), Museum of Contemporary Canadian
Art (2012), and Palais de Tokyo (2012).
Annals of Time Lost (ｷﾚovv乇尺丂 ﾉ刀 ﾑ gﾚﾑ丂丂 √ﾑ丂乇) is a large-scale, printable diptych in the form of a tiff file. Fashioning himself as a digital archivist, Rafman uses centuries-old paintings as his starting point, and then imposes found digital imagery onto the work. This diptych is intended to be printed on architectural blueprint paper.