The language of the screened image and television has 'contaminated' all areas of art - but painting refers to it by reverting its fast communication qualities.
Kon Trubkovich's recorded images serve as model for the canvas. His work is characterised by a streamlined effect, resembling the analog noise in a screen. Like a paused moment in a video, the painted image calls for attention and time.
The exhibition Leap Second, on show at OHWOW Gallery (Los Angeles) until 3 June, displays a series of portraits of Trubkovich's mother as taken from a video. The distorted images seem to suggest a disruption of the past. But their very existence also suggests their ability for past moments to resist in our psychological life.
'I am less interested in popular culture and more in narrative, which is why video has been such a useful tool for me,' Trubkovich says.
Photos courtesy OHWOW Gallery.
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