The way that humans look at images in the post-internet age has changed. The pervasiveness and flexibility of the digital picture has fundamentally altered our habits regarding viewing, use, storage, and ownership. Any digital image can be altered, edited, and because of this, an inherent challenge to our ideas of realness and the genuine. The definition of what is real or factual in representation has become a matter of interpretation and the relationship of one image to another always open to interpretation.
Gesture, once thought of as an authentic indication of individuality has been altered by the digital toolset which homogenizes everything that passes through it. Mark making stripped of intent and expressiveness becomes an exercise in choosing an appropriate typeface or brush style.
Painting is an anachronistic technology that has grown and changed throughout history by evolving intent and engaging with newer and prevailing technologies like photography and now digital space. These works wrestle with the limitations and the assets of painting. Both as objects and as their eventual life as digital files.