Tom Van der Meulen

Tom Van der Meulen’s work explores the uses of painting in an increasingly digital screen centric time period. He uses paint in a heterogeneous way that brings imagery found on electronic screens into the critical frame of contemporary painting. Hi work can be described as ‘A-temporal’; painting that has entered an unrestricted arena where all forms and periods of art can coexist at once taking influence from a range of sources. Van der Meulen’s work shows the effect technologic platforms have on imagery; these platforms display images using a repetitive process that encourages quick passive consumption. Images tend to lose their distinctiveness and morph together. There is a tension within his work between digital and paint that highlights and critiques the qualities of both mediums. His work and its absence of specificity emphasizes that painting is not reactionary or separate from more modern ways of creating, but instead has an important beneficial relationship with them. A relationship that helps us understand technology and painting better.

To find out more about Tom Van der Meulen’s work, please visit:
https://thomasvandermeulenartist.wordpress.com


  

20 Sep
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