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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…
ISSN 1799-8549 (Painettu/Printed)
ISSN 1799-8557 (Verkkolehti/Online)
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