1) Davie Hunt-LCD Painting no.11 2012
2) Davie Hunt-LCD Painting no.12 2012
3) Davie Hunt-LCD Painting no.13 2012
The paintings I have been working on recently are the result of reflecting upon twenty five plus years in a career repairing computer and industrial electronic technologies. This line of work was never a career choice for me. It was a career that just happened to fall into place after leaving school at the age of sixteen in 1984.
Now when I look in the mirror, I expect to see an artist who is happy, but instead I see the reflection of a troubled man who wished he had realised his passion to paint twenty five years ago.
Rather than throw away all the knowledge and experience I gained in repairing computers, I searched for a way to bring the passion for making paintings together with my disdain for repairing computers. Here you have it. I am now happy to be destroying computer equipment with paint rather than fixing them… The way in which I aggressively attack the surface with paint, reflects my frustrated disdain.
Looking beyond my immediate concern, there is a sub concern explored with this work and that is what painting can achieve in this contemporary age of computer technology, how and why we use it. We so often look at the computer screen to communicate with each other, social networking, email, etc. Here, these paintings, whilst communicate, they also slap electronic communication in the face and return us back to a personal, face to face metaphysical experience…
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Painting / Maalaus
With my imagery, I attempt to explore the effects of emerging technologies within society. We are becoming more dependent on these technologies, and more detached from real, physical interaction with the world around us. My project Automaton questions this trend through the use of allegory. The basis for each photograph is an event which, through referencing science fiction imagery, begins to question these technologies.
I have made the project so that where possible, every part of the process of creating the work doesn’t rely on these technologies. The project was shot entirely in camera, on film. This method was used to reinforce the idea of the photograph as evidence. The scenes created “exist” on the negative, further subverting this idea. The final output will be chemical prints and zines. These methods bypass any involvement of digital methods, and are physical objects which the viewer can interact with at their own pace.
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Photography / Valokuvaus