The Laundered Paintings (2012 – ) are transaction-based works in which Ajemian obtains paintings from fellow artists so as to “launder” them.
Arrangements are made between the artists for the transfer of a work. Ajemian then soaks and washes the painted canvases repeatedly at a laundromat until, he determines, an interesting state of disintegration has been reached. He intervenes further by cropping, expanding or reorienting the original material onto traditional, or shaped supports.
The work is completed when Ajemian decides to stop the process, and re-stretch the painting, at which point he assumes singular authorship of the work.