IAN WIECZOREK - Visual Artist

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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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