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Catharina Benigni

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2019 / 20

'Untitled' Acrylic paint with some fluid additive, Wool and cotton string, White marker and image transfer printing paper on cartridge paper.

My interests linked to digital art started by looking at the access to visual information that is constantly surrounding us and, unbeknown to us, is affecting how we see the world.

'Untitled' Acrylic paint, Acrylic thinner and white marker on cartridge paper

'Untitled' Image printed on cooking string

I wondered what would happen if I present to the viewer a juxtaposition of this new form of art, but done in very traditional methods like weaving and painting. In order to find out how to do this best, I looked at a variety of artists like James Hugonin, Margo Wolowiec and Anni Albers. As I progressed with my work, I noticed how human mistake contrasts to the accuracy of a digital piece of work, making a clear distinction between the two.

'Untitled' Embroidery thread, image transferred onto cotton string, Acrylic paint on cartridge paper

My experimentation of materials has increase as I adapt to working from home, as I started to work with unconventional things like cooking thread. Even though it was only used in an experiment, it lead to new ideas about embroidery and incorporating these things within a piece of work. I am still learning how these materials work together and how I can use new ideas to develop my work.

I have had to adapt to working from home by making the scale of my work much smaller to make up for the lack of space. Even though there is less freedom, it allows for more detail, which worked better with the work that I am currently working on anyways.

Digital Image. Distortion of image one by changing the code of the file on TextEdit

Originally I was planning on using a 3D QR code on the final show so that the audience would have to scan it to gain access to my piece on their device. This was due to my exploration onto the digital world, and questioning its value of the intangible piece of work that could only be seen on a screen.

'Untitled' Acrylic paint and collage of a digital Image changed on TextEdit

 

'Untitled' Acrylic paint with some fluid additive, Wool and cotton string, White marker and image transfer printing paper on cartridge paper.

My interests linked to digital art started by looking at the access to visual information that is constantly surrounding us and, unbeknown to us, is affecting how we see the world.

'Untitled' Acrylic paint, Acrylic thinner and white marker on cartridge paper

'Untitled' Image printed on cooking string

I wondered what would happen if I present to the viewer a juxtaposition of this new form of art, but done in very traditional methods like weaving and painting. In order to find out how to do this best, I looked at a variety of artists like James Hugonin, Margo Wolowiec and Anni Albers. As I progressed with my work, I noticed how human mistake contrasts to the accuracy of a digital piece of work, making a clear distinction between the two.

'Untitled' Embroidery thread, image transferred onto cotton string, Acrylic paint on cartridge paper

My experimentation of materials has increase as I adapt to working from home, as I started to work with unconventional things like cooking thread. Even though it was only used in an experiment, it lead to new ideas about embroidery and incorporating these things within a piece of work. I am still learning how these materials work together and how I can use new ideas to develop my work.

I have had to adapt to working from home by making the scale of my work much smaller to make up for the lack of space. Even though there is less freedom, it allows for more detail, which worked better with the work that I am currently working on anyways.

Digital Image. Distortion of image one by changing the code of the file on TextEdit

Originally I was planning on using a 3D QR code on the final show so that the audience would have to scan it to gain access to my piece on their device. This was due to my exploration onto the digital world, and questioning its value of the intangible piece of work that could only be seen on a screen.

'Untitled' Acrylic paint and collage of a digital Image changed on TextEdit