This exhibition explores a core and complex relationship in painting between the material versus the virtual.
I wondered, ‘What would a surrogate for a painting be like?’ So I began to make three dimensional low-relief painted collages. This created a type of original, that I could then transcribe from. The painted rendering becomes like a prosthetic painting. The paintings function in a way that fulfills the space of a physical painting but is still not quite right. Something feels off.
The paintings are essentially abstract yet the effect of rendering from a physical mock-up provides an unclear fidelity. This led to creating a more meta-relationship between the painting and its initial referent. The paintings functioned in a closed circuit. While alluding to inviting illusory space it unravels the painting, breaks down the artifice, negates and makes space uninhabitable.