Lazy ways of looking and thinking about painting have existed for some time now, especially with work described as abstract. It might be worthwhile saying here at the start that ‘abstraction’ is a fuzzy outdated term, particularly now, in the age of the digital.
-Ian Goncharov, "Painting Inside the Matrix: Code and its Others"
Beyond postmodernism, the language of paint, much like data, has evolved to represent our world through a constantly changing sampling of images and sensations.
This work coincides with a significant shift in the trajectory of contemporary painting, one fuelled through fluid notions of the real and reality.
Over the past year, navigating the lived experience between the real and virtual world has become our daily existence. The pandemic has forced us to pivot professional and social situations to the realm of the virtual, leaving us suspended between two realities.
This is the place of my painted world.