In the period between the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, I was primarily designing websites and was exposed to the mechanics of saving images for use in the online environment.

For most people at home, (those of you old enough to remember), the Web back then was only accessible through a Dial-up modem. And if you were lucky enough, you had a 56K modem over your neighbour’s slower 28K modem.

The constant negotiation in finding the perfect balance between image quality and its file size for a quick draw on the screen was always on my mind. As a result, I held an exhibition during my residency at the Verge Gallery (Original) exploring the notions of the represented image as painting. 

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Exhibition flyer

A series of images from the web were chosen to form the basis of the investigation. Sections of the chosen image were cropped out and re-scaled. Whilst some of the cropped images were obvious to the replaced eye, there were some that required focus and interpretation.

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Selection of cropped pixelated images
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Landscape #1Ink, Water colour, Avery Adhesive Address Labels
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Exhibition in View
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I can see you, But i can’t hear You Acrylic Paint, water colour, Avery Adhesive Address labels
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Self Portrait Untitled #1 – Reversed – Oil and Acrylic, Automotive Paint, Canvas
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Self Portrait Untitled #2 – Reversed – Oil and Acrylic, Automotive Paint, Canvas

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