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Gwen Seol

Nominated by the University of Chicago

My work is about painting as a medium in relation to digital technology. I investigate painting’s incessant attempts and constant failure to fit into the coded system on which digital technology is built. I see an inherent dichotomy between rigid algorithmic system of digital technology and physicality of painting. Operating on a grid of binary values, digital technology removes anything irrational and unpredictable, and replaces messy and unruly elements of the physical world with a sterile numeric representation. Using grid as a starting point, I juxtapose different formal qualities—frayed, sagging canvas strips and woven grid structure, meticulous rectangular system and dripping paint marks, illusionistic space rendered in paint and digitally projected space onto canvas.

Image: Common Miscommunication, 2017

Resident year: 
2017
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Artist Resident