Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016 – Finalist
[Image courtesy of the artist]
Genevieve Felix Reynolds | Origin | 2015 | oil on aluminium composite panel | 90 x 67 x 67 cm
Faced with the digital abstraction of contemporary society, I respond with the abstraction of space in an exploration of the impact of contemporary technologies on painting. The mythos of classical art anchors my image making; contrasting the weight of historic architectural forms against efficient, reproducible technologies and the pleasure-seeking immediacy of our post-internet generation. Abstractions of artefacts are framed as objects of new idolisation. Refreshed and disembodied in paint, they simultaneously crave and mock a slower, simpler era. Through geometry and installation this painting is integrated into its environment, creating a dialogue between the objectified forms within the constraints of the canvas and a broader, implied field of space.