Pop Art – a rolling daily diary comprising a manipulated digital art collage that visually documents a local, political or international event of popular culture based on fractured photographic images.
The work is premised on the basis that Pop art in its beginnings, freeze-framed what consumers of popular culture experienced into iconic visual abstractions. With the advent of the techno age, visual information circulates in such quantities, so rapidly and exponentially, that to comprehend a fraction of it all becomes a kind of production process in itself.
Adapting Pop Arts notion of mass media imagery into a context of the contemporary digital age, this work draws on a myriad points of reference. Utilizing fractured images to provide an allusion to the digital noise pounding away daily into our subconsciousness.
This work diverges from the traditional Pop Art notion of a pronounced repetition of a consumer icon, instead focusing on the deluge of contemporary digital content. The compilation of the fragmented imagery is vividly distractive, not unlike cable surfing or a jaunt through Times Square.
This work considers elements of Pop Art through an artistic and conceptual exploration of specific people and events of the day. The works are diaristic in nature that metaphorically record a spectators experience of the contemporary digital age.