The work shown here are from my digital painting series 'Superflat.' Each virtual painting reflects an eclectic variety of techniques... Read More
The work shown here are from my digital painting series 'Superflat.' Each virtual painting reflects an eclectic variety of techniques and imagery. I've treated the computer mouse as a painting and drawing tool, and the computer screen as a blank canvas to bring into question the value of traditional painting versus digital mark-making, particularly at a time when so much art is being produced using technological and printing processes.
The process involved in creating each virtual mini file begins with selecting a photo or image that I connect with on some level and use it as a springboard or launching pad. On top of and into that I incorporate personal and sourced photos, fragments of book cover formats and magazine ads, TV images, marks, portions of other artist's paintings, etc. I assign each of the aforementioned elements to as many as twenty to thirty individual layers, depending on the complexity of the painting's composition. I then manipulate and edit each layer, (e.g., elements are either completely deleted or partially erased, images are repositioned, saturation, color, brightness, and contrast, can be changed, etc.)