Organised in partnership with Rod Barton Invites. Curated by Michael Stubbs.
Diann Bauer, Ian Monroe, Perry Roberts, Danny Rolph, Jost Muenster DJ Simpson, Michael Stubbs, Caragh Thuring
The artists in this exhibition take process painting into the 21st century by engaging with the flattened visual space of digital media which has increasingly become part of our everyday experience.
The artists in Hypersurface accelerate the prescribed languages of hand-made paintings and objects (or painted objects) by acknowledging their relationship to virtual and digital media. These artists make object/paintings in the understanding that the 'non-space' of the flat world of the computer screen and virtual terminal creates a complex relationship with the artist making and the object made in physical space.
Some of these artists reference and incorporate the digital into the very fabric or surfaces of their works (Muenster, Monroe, Stubbs). Others re-contextualise the making of object/paintings by reconfiguring the printed images of art history and popular culture (Roberts, Rolph, Thuring). Others still prefer to extend outward from the flat world of the digital surface through a process of re-building into the physical world (Bauer, Simpson). However, all seamlessly and repeatedly crossover these distinctions - operating through any one or all of them simultaneously. For these artists, making object/paintings in relation to the immediacy of non- physical virtual communication means that an expanded palette of cultural references becomes available; any useful signifier from art history and popular culture can be recovered or re-mixed as seems necessary.
Diann Bauer, DJ Simpson and Ian Monroe
Perry Roberts and Ian Monroe
Perry Roberts and DJ Simpson
Ian Monroe and Perry Roberts
Danny Rolph and Caragh Thuring
Jost Muenster and Michael Stubbs
Michael Stubbs and Danny Rolph
Danny Rolph and Jost Muenster
Caragh Thuring "Blue Structure" 2007
Michael Stubbs "Red Red Virus" 2007
Perry Roberts "Untitled" 2008
Diann Bauer "Bloodspiller 5" 2008
DJ Simpson "Basic Reshape 5 (black)" 2008
Danny Rolph "PERCEVAL" 2008
Ian Monroe "Untitled" 2008
Jost Muenster "Home of the Former Storyteller" 2008