Images Cast by the Sun is a solo exhibition by New Zealand artist André Hemer.
Hemer’s practice foregrounds the intersections between the contemporary digital image and traditional painting. Central to his practice is the transformation of paint between various states of materiality through the employment of digital and analogue processes.
Images Cast by the Sun comprises works formed from a set of scanned images taken across two summers in Vienna, where the artist is based. The works continues Hemer’s longstanding interrogations of the materiality and ontology of paint as it passes from physical object to digital image and back again. Using a flat-bed scanner, Hemer scans three-dimensional paint forms exposed to the elements and the lights of the scanner and the sun. The digital scans are recomposed and printed onto canvas, which then becomes the site for further physical painterly interventions as the artist adds layers of paint as well as the original scanned paint forms. The resulting works render seamless the transactions between the real and the digital artefact — a metonym for the radically blurring of the digital and the real as life is increasingly mediated by digital technologies.
Venue: Yavuz Gallery, 9 Lock Road, #02-23, Singapore 108937
Tue to Sat: 11am to 7pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm
Mondays and Public Holidays by appointment only
When: 22 Nov - 22 Dec 2019,
By: Yavuz Gallery