Part of the Art Shape Emergents’ programme this piece is my response to their call out for work that reflects the concept of ‘hope’.
The piece is of a set of paints created by analysing the sunrise from my bedroom by means of time lapse photography and paint and colour matching apps. These colours are a distillation of the dawn that I see each morning and that gives me hope for that day’s challenges.
Playing on the old Revlon slogan, this is literally ‘hope in a jar’.
All Perfection is False
My entry to the ArtShape organized ArtBridge Emergents competition judged by PJ Crook.
The piece is a meditation on how perfection can only be obtained by artificial means and that authenticity is thus a celebration of humanity and our imperfections. It was inspired by a review of an AI photo editing app. Perfect pictures could be yours if you used this app, the reviews promised. Perfection only achieved by AI. How strange.
I made a real painting then fed it through the app a few times and the final ‘perfect’ version is only possible digitally. It is not ‘real’ or tangible. Hence its beauty is false, it’s perfection a trick.