daniel Baltzer — Paint Works

August 1, 2011

daniel Baltzer lives and works in East Harlem, New York City. His fascination with layered imagery, as well as the human figure, drives the making of his collage-like oil paintings.

Technology has found its way into the fabric of our relationships.  Its development and maintenance has become, in part, based on modern innovations.  The evolution of human relationships using communication technology is explored in broadcast.

broadcast is a series of paintings exploring technology and its use to develop relationships. To participate in this process involves taking risks, as children do when they play. Children use play earnestly as an opportunity to explore and connect, creating the framework by which they learn and make more complex decisions. Communication through play is a basic element to understanding the world and the link we have to society through the networks we have formed. These interwoven networks make for a seemingly smaller world.

The paintings are made by Googling imagery from disparate sources and painting them in layers, like a painted collage.  The visual information shared between the imagery is in flux because the audience brings myriad of reference to the paintings. No assertions are made about this technology as good or bad, but it seems the paintings evoke both responses from their audience.

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