#9656 by Mark Lovejoy

#9656, 2014

Mark Lovejoy

This complex image is ethereal, yet solid, flat, yet dimensional — it tempts you to touch it, yet paradoxically, there’s nothing to touch. It represents a single moment the artist selected from a longer art-making process. To arrive at his chosen composition, the artist shoots multiple digital photographs of various moments, then reworks, alters, and rephotographs them repeatedly. Although he works with physical art materials — inks, resins, oils and waxes — no paintings exist: this photographic record is all that remains of his complex analog-digital process.