Brett Amory whose dark light paintings invaded the NYC gallery Jonathan Levine last summer are finally coming to the UK… he’ll be presenting (and debuting) his latest works from the “Waiting” series @ Newcastle’s The Outsiders gallery (we usually don’t talk about many things outside London but…. exceptional occasions deserve exceptional posts).
The Chesapeake-born, Oakland-based painter has been developing his Waiting series for over a decade, documenting and capturing figures and landscapes in the Bay Area and in this case focusing on Amory’s relationship with technology and the versatility it adds to his work. New ways for Brett to paint, to apply his intimate view and eternal blurred compositions. He’s used for instance Instagram and a few other photographic apps to allow him capture those moments he truly needs to paint.
“With my iPhone, I always have a camera on hand. Iʼm able to capture what I experience day in day out,” he says. “Every morning I wake up and walk to the café for a cup of coffee. On the way I see the same people following their own routines. New technology allows me to document these people as they go about their lives. Capturing the people I see in my neighbourhood on film and later on canvas, is really a documentation of what I do and see on a daily basis. This body of work aims to give the viewer a look into my own experience. Hopefully it opens up a deeper personal exchange between myself and the viewer.”
It’s no secret that artists are using new technologies to capture and manipulate the exact inspiring moments of reality the come across every day, from research and hours-long observation to 1-click photos. Easier for the artist or simply richer compositions? A unique opportunity for you to judge up north England opening this Thursday and running for exact one month!