“Folded: negotiating the space between real and virtual worlds” by Krukowski

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    Folded: negotiating the space between real and virtual worlds

Session/Category Title:   Manifesting Art



    A painting is a landscape of possibilities (fig.1) – a form field, a material experiment, a background or foreground, a place of play and imagination. Photographs of people looking at paintings reveal them looking into them, finding things in them that were never consciously put down, never put on the canvas. The way people look at paintings requires a painter to remember the world outside of the work that it, itself, points to. Not only is the materiality of the painted field interesting–its image, vibrant hues and liquid surfaces. What is increasingly interesting, given the possibilities of expanded visualization systems, is how a painting might move into and out of itself, towards and away from its material existence, based on what may or may not be found in its home medium.


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