I was interested from very early on, knowing I wanted to explore and go down this rabbit hole.
Every time I moved and changed my place of work I got a boost to try new things and develop a new skill set, activated by my new surroundings and educational environment.
For a long time now I have been working on a series of paintings with figures on phones. Whilst painting the figures I taught myself how to add a digital layer of 3d paint on top. I did this by learning how to create an app from scratch myself by experimenting with various tests on the catalogue. This new skill took roughly two years to master, with a lot of tutorials for it to be useable and naturally placed. When I got the chance to work on the gallery’s inaugural show in these strange new times, this increased my drive to make the works come alive digitally. The end result is of course the works in the exhibition, which bring together the two layered artwork presented in a final succinct form.
I began discussions with Phoebe and Arthur roughly six months before we opened the show. Ultimately, I knew I would have the works ready, but needed to put a lot of puzzle pieces together in this short time.
I think I mostly found pleasure again in creating models in VR but I learned it with repeating tutorials or randomly clicking. I believe I can now paint in 3d with time integrated! Maybe I am now considered a new media artist, although I don’t want to categorise or limit myself. I do feel addicted to the options CGI brings you nowadays.
Contemporary Life as I am living it with all its components!
If I would just know where my inspiration is coming from I could control it better, but I think in recent years I started to find it online as well.
I’ll admit, I am not very organised, especially with my digital material. I split my day with working on the digital aspect for the first half of the day until I am ready to use my whole body to move around and paint. Sometimes in the evening I try out new tutorials to learn a new modelling skill.
I don’t plan because that would destroy all the fun.
I am currently busy working on a VR multiplayer exhibition space where we could meet in virtual reality and look, talk or experience together.