A post-abstraction series —a material approach drawing on elements of the late 80’s/early 90’s Neo-expressionism movement. A juxtaposition of brutal objects and surfaces amid dusty muted palettes with gestural digital lines and markings.
These works employ an array of methods woven together to create expressive environments. Base layers of edited photography of mixed media paintings and manipulated street scenes—combined with digital painting and human-generated glitch/pixel technique (opposed to AI/computer-generated glitch).
UNTO — “Do unto to others, as you would have them do unto you.”
The title, Uncles R for Eating, comes from something Pete Holmes and French Stewart came up with on Pete’s podcast “You Made It Weird.” They were humorously discussing family members to eat first in a survival situation and decided uncles would be the first.
This series was born from a photograph of a work-in-progress physical painting. By cloning portions and creating brushes from the photograph, I was able to create a whole series of digital pieces that tell a story of tension, anxiety, fear, and hope.
Hearts are addictive. Even as dust, we crave, we desire. We seek distinction, and we find safety in our sameness. All of which propels the drive to create.
“It doesn’t matter,” I tell myself as I delete another file, trash a painting, or tear a sketch. There is no proof of knowledge gained by these moments stacked atop the last. The future holds the fruits of our labors delicately close but never out of sight.
Made by a human. Photography of random occuring television glitch, then digitally manipulated in the Adobe Creative Cloud ecosystem.
Created using digital photography, painted over graphically, cut-and-pasted, and manipulated into the trope of a journey through night. Imagery of trailing light, checker-board windows, trees, and roots appear among blurred fog and debris to create these chaotic environments. Seething with kinetic energy, perpetuating its course as it collides with others.
Created with Adobe Fresco on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil 2 and Adobe After Effects on Mac mini. A boomerang GIF of layers of digital paint waving gently back and forth.
Video/PNG files created with:Adobe Fresco on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil 2, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop on Mac Mini. Digital Photography and Adobe Aero on iPhone 12 Pro. Acrylic Painting on Canvas ☺︎ JWJ STUDIO. BOI, ID. ©2021
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