Subject Tags: digital expressionism
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.