This year has been a tremendous year of growth for me both personally and professionally. After an intensive residency at the Banff Centre, Alberta, I returned home to Montréal with a new series of paintings and a rejuvenated creative spark. I feel tremendously grateful and thankful for opportunities and organizations such as Ello and The Banff Centre for supporting artists and bringing me one step closer to creating work that most accurately reflects who I am and what I'm trying to say.
SOFT BODY DYNAMICS
This series is a culmination of my thoughts on the impact of technology and the digitization of our current existence. As an artist, I think a lot about what it means to be a painter in today’s media dominated world. I use 3D modelling software to produce forms, colors and compositions which are then rendered by hand using oil on canvas. The works aim to facilitate a dialogue between traditional painterly tropes and new digital means of reading space and content.
Into 2018... I am currently working on writing a plugin for C4D that will generate the spline worms autonomously, so as to further remove myself from the act of creation and generate more meaningful conversation about artificial intelligence and it's relationship to human creativity. I am also in the midst of planning my first solo show (more details to come soon!) and would be using the grant money to help facilitate the creation of the works, cover shipping costs and other project-related expenses.
Thank you to the entire Ello team for your amazing work promoting and connecting artists around the world! Happy holidays and 2018 everyone 🎉