Valerie Zwart

My current work melds glitch aesthetics and traditional landscape strategies in paintings that conflate and contrast digital and painterly representations.

My work is a series of meditations on painting within a visual culture dominated by digitally-produced imagery. The intention is to contrast the materiality of traditional painting with digital aesthetics: hiding (mimicking digital reproduction) and showing the painterly and inconsistent precision of the human hand. I also render images with painted analogues for glitch phenomena like pixel-sorting glitches, as well as pitting improbable or cubist perspectives against digital realism to create engaging and slightly surreal atmospheres. This juxtaposition expresses my interest in questions about the value of human work and the destabilising effects of technology.

Twitter: @vdotzdot

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