One of a series of paintings and paper sculptures concentrating on formal properties – shape, scale, colour, materiality, etc. These works were created for a group exhibition, The Internet is a Cultural Object, at Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, in 2015.
I was inspired by my growing need to escape from a world of sensory overload. At a time when we are bombarded with more information than ever before, with the internet and social media infiltrating all parts of our lives to feed us data at every turn, I wanted to determine if there is space for art that tells us very little.
For this body of work, I chose particularly emotive or directive news headlines found on the internet as the titles of my work. Applying these titles to Formalist, non-objective pieces, completely devoid of prescribed emotion or direction, negates the potential power of each headline and, in turn, the power that the internet can have over us.
Canvas, acrylic paint, pastel paper
VICTIMS OF EVIL