The long and complex shift in our culture from analog media to digital media is the most significant transformation of our generation. Its long-reaching and manifold effects continue to permeate all modes of visual expression. Although, one of the most interesting shifts in painting has nothing to do with the media used, but instead the forms, composition, and content. Digital tools have affected our imaginary, the logic of Photoshop or pixelation shapes a painter’s approach to color, form, depth, shade, tone, volume; all the parameters that guide the application of paint to canvas. Content of paintings has been affected as well as the meaning, as the viewer takes in the work or communicates it. In this context, the aim of "Cut, Copy, Paste" is to make the observer reflect on the fact that the showcased artworks were not even conceivable before digital imaging changed the structure of our images.

This group show brings together five artists whose creative research focuses on the changes that the digital era has brought in the art field. The exploration starts with the algorithmic processes with whom Carter Flachbarth synthesizes into a single image, through an app he developed himself, all the drawings and writings he has recorded of his daily life.

Katelyn Ledford is instead centered on the use of shapes, symbols, and images sourced from the digital to create de-constructed representations through various speeds and methods of painting, such as meticulous oil painting, spray paint, and collaged materials. Youada portrays new characters born from the youth and street contemporary culture. Through its all-digital painting technique, DotPigeon depicts contrasting sceneries that allude to the controversial contraposition between the conscious and the unconscious, perfection, and chaos. Evgen Čopi Gorišek, takes his subjects from the web and translates them into paintings, thus creating a deep connection between his artworks and the digital world. It is through a fine process of cutting, copying, and pasting that Evgen replicates the 3D spaces, the shadows, the skin tones and small details of the original image.

ARTISTS

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Evgen Copi Gorisek
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DotPigeon
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Youada
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Carter Blachbarth
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Katelyn Ledford

ARTWORKS

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Carter Flackbarth

Hmmm, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

96,5 x 96,5 cm

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Evgen Čopi Gorišek

That Could Be My Profile Picture, 2020

Acrylic, spray paint and oil pastels on canvas 120 x 100 cm

Katelyn Ledford

Get a Load of This Hot Mess, 2020

Acrylic, oil, and molding paste on embossed canvas

152,4 x 122 cm

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DotPigeon

Holiday Kill

Digital painting printed on canvas

115 x 82 cm

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Youada

Scenery in Memory Black Apple, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

80 x 60 cm

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Evgen Čopi Gorišek

It Could Have Been Worse, 2020

Acrylic and spray paint on canvas

60 x 60 cm 

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Katelyn Ledford

Smile ?, 2020

Acrylic, oil, and molding paste on canvas

60,9 x 45,7 cm

DotPigeon

Hold My Moët While I Pee In Your Pool, 2020

Digital painting printed on canvas

115 x 82 cm

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Carter Flackbarth

Quarantine, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

45,7 x 55,8 cm

Youada

Shamate, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

80 x 60 cm

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Katelyn Ledford

Housewives, 2020

Acrylic, oil and molding paste on canvas

101,6 x 76,2 cm

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Evgen Čopi Gorišek

That Could Be My Cover Picture, 2020

Acrylic, spray paint and oil pastels on canvas

170 x 150 cm

Carter Flackbarth

Suffer, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

60,96 x 76,2 cm

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DotPigeon

Wearing Palace In My Palace, 2020

Digital painting printed on canvas

115 x 82 cm

Evgen Copi Gorisek

The Moment Of Truth, 2020

Acrylic, spray paint and oil pastels on canvas 

90 x80 cm

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DotPigeon

What a Beautiful Day To Mow The Lawn, 2020

Digital painting printed on canvas

115 x 82 cm 

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Carter Flackbarth

Crime, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

101,6 x 127 cm