Jon Fischer - Room 301

My process removes information from images and reconstructs them with entirely new physical properties using screen printing. With the assistance of scanners, digital cameras, and inkjet printers, images captured from virtually any source and format can be readily exposed and developed on screens. The print proceeds using tactile techniques such as cutting, pasting, layering, and masking: techniques that have been largely replaced by abstractions serving as their digital equivalents. Like a painter, I layer and blend ink on a physical palette. The results are closely related variations that combine elements of painting, printmaking, and photography. As the digital era generates a visual landscape that is increasingly populated by ephemeral forms--three colors of light on flat panels--I think of my work as a claim on the power of images: experiences that are inseparable from their physical presence.

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