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You Can Do No Wrong

2.00"W x 28.00"H x 40.0"D

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: digital expressionism

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 2"W x 28"H x 40"D

Year Created: 2017

Each painting I create is a still image from a film or video I watch online, and when the video pauses for any reason beyond my control, I take a screen capture of that image and those are the images I paint. Thinking about how digital technology has transformed both the way we interact and interpret older media, such as films and television, I transform it again by altering each image into a digital simulacrum in oil paint. This creates a painting that imitates a digital representation that imitated a thin flexible strip of plastic and emulsion exposed to light reflecting off history.

David Brian Dobbs is a conceptual painter who has been a working artist all of his life. He received his MFA in Painting from the University of Minnesota in 2012. He has exhibited around the United States and in China.

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