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Title: 10048 (Floating Island) Artist: Ashley Anderson Medium: Gel Transfer on Panel Size: 8” x 8”
Part of the “War Games” show based on video games. This image is a collage of images pulled from the intro/title sequence of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhattan Project for the NES.
Ashley Anderson’s use of pixel and raster imagery centers on the economy of representation springing from an economy of technology and its relationship with painting. The economy of technology in early computer imaging, long gone in terms of its active use, is an ancestor to and analogy of our current image-driven digital age, where truth is hard to spot and often seems lost. Idealism and perversion transform the original into something filtered and mutated, purer in its form but less clear. Similarly when the visual understanding breaks down to an hyperconcentrated facsimile, things strangely become less intelligible. All that remains are form and color, but a reference to the original remains.

Title: 10048 (Floating Island) 
Artist: Ashley Anderson 
Medium: Gel Transfer on Panel 
Size: 8” x 8”

Part of the “War Games” show based on video games. This image is a collage of images pulled from the intro/title sequence of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhattan Project for the NES.

Ashley Anderson’s use of pixel and raster imagery centers on the economy of representation springing from an economy of technology and its relationship with painting. The economy of technology in early computer imaging, long gone in terms of its active use, is an ancestor to and analogy of our current image-driven digital age, where truth is hard to spot and often seems lost. Idealism and perversion transform the original into something filtered and mutated, purer in its form but less clear. Similarly when the visual understanding breaks down to an hyperconcentrated facsimile, things strangely become less intelligible. All that remains are form and color, but a reference to the original remains.

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