Curated by American painter Katie Neece, the exhibit entitled “New Visions” explores the various modes and approaches taken by artists working within the scope of “post-digital art”, organizers have announced.
New Visions aims to explore the various modes and approaches taken by artists working within the scope of “post-digital art”. This show is an examination of the way that “post-digital” does not have one singular definition, but with the rapid acceleration of technological means to iterate, create and explore – this definition of “post-digital” is a constantly shifting and morphing genre adapting and evolving within its current place in space and time.
As it has throughout the history of art ̶ technology shapes and changes the way we see the world and the way we interpret it, and these influences whether consciously or subconsciously reflect in the work that is being produced in our current moment.
The “self” and how it is separated from the real world is one of the main explorations in Yousha Bashir’s works. His works are often made up of figures – sometimes self-portraits – and utopian/dystopian abstract landscapes. Bashir has a continuous dialogue with his previous works; his new works are often recycled ideas and explorations from his earlier works driven towards new directions.
Bashir’s recent works are a continuation of his focus on abstract landscapes, framed within more extensive landscapes, creating a new perspective and challenging the idea of the painting’s solid framework. Through these works, Bashir explores the relationship between the digital realm and the painting itself as a physical entity. The landscapes in his work examine the translation of images through the digital realm into the canvas and vice-versa.
Works by different artists from all over the world including Dan Becker, Austin Brady, Bex Massey, Krista Hoefle, Charley Peters, Paul Anagnostopoulos, Anna Nero, and Bernie Liu Spimes are also on display at the exhibition, which will run until June 1.
A virtual display of this art fair will be available at https://vantageartprojects.com/vap-2021-q1/exhibition-new-visions.