by Beauchamp Art
Oil on board. Painting of Aaron’s Facebook profile picture as an icon in the chat side bar.
A non literal representation of the pixelation effect created when an image is uploaded, compressed, then enlarged back to its original scale. Painted not to a grid, but as an impressing of the abstract qualities of the pixels, maintain on a faint humanity, that resembles the original only when displayed at low resolution.
And as a semi-parody…
Alluding to/Appropriating Aaron. For the week I was painting ‘Iconic’; a picture of my friend/peer Aaron’s Facebook profile picture icon I took up wearing similar regalia to him, and styled a comparable moustache. The art of psedo-stalking; social-network driven appropriation. I also hung his work in the ‘Collections’ exhibition at the Stew.