IAN WIECZOREK - Visual Artist


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Painting

PAINTING

Much of Wieczorek's artistic practice is concerned with the dynamics of contemporary society, the implications of the burgeoning digital vernacular and its increasing importance in locating social and cultural identity. A major strand has involved the making of paintings based on low-resolution images harvested from the internet. Stripped of their specific contexts, the images transcend their original documentary intentions and assume more malleable, subjective significance - 'poor' images that embody more powerful associative connotations - while also proposing an aesthetic reappraisal of this found 'digital static' through its rendering in a traditional visual medium. This interest in context has also extended into other areas of Wieczorek's practice including installation and public art, exploring perceived objectivity and how we negotiate 'reality'.

- Artist Statement, 2017


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