• MAY 30 to JUN 09
    Solo Exhibition
    You just got blogged. Mike Swaney

    Category

    • Solo Exhibition
    • Emerging Artists
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    MAY 30 to JUN 09, 2013

    Event Location

    me & the curiosity

    Calle Domènech 4, Barcelona
    Barcelona
    Spain

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    Information

    You just got blogged“ is Mike Swaney’s first exhibition for me & the curiosity. This new production takes place within his recent line of work, in which he explores the intersections between the online world and offline reality. An investigation within the confines of the Post-Internet discourse, which reflects upon artistic creation under the perspective of the impact of the world wide web on art and everyday life.

     

    Aesthetically close to the expressiveness and freedom of Outsider Art, Art Brut and Jean Dubuffet, transcendental references in Swaney's work, his paintings appropriate the codes of virtual reality, implementing them as compositional elements and as a conceptual starting point. The pixels, emoticons, navigation bars and other digital signs are transferred to the physical reality of the canvas, where they become decontextualized, abstracted and manipulated, until they finally lose their meaning. A gesture that, in a sense, points at the futility and, sometimes absurdist, incoherence of the infinite stream of information, which we are exposed to every day.

     

     

     

     

    Despite this newly initiated production period, Swaney has remained true to his modus operandi – his hilarious irony and love for ludicrousness that have been characteristic features in his work since the beginning. Additionaly, in "XY" you can also detect a quasi-

     

    anthropological gaze, that has been always present in previous works: a documentary record that materializes in an effort to reproduce objects and situations of everyday life, which - once introduced into the pictorial space - adhere to that surreal logic that rules Sawney’s imaginary universe.

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