Archival Inkjet Print, 30 x 40”.

Archival Inkjet Print, 30 x 40”.

Archival Inkjet Print, 30 x 40”.

Retouch Paintings, project, 2018

These paintings are the artifacts of digital retouching processes. I accidentally stumbled across this idea as I was retouching some digital scans of found ephemera being prepared for another project. In these pieces, the original photographic imagery being retouched has been stripped out and what is left over is a record of the retouching process in Adobe Photoshop; a complex layering of color filters, pixel selection tools, cloning tools, flat color and digital brushstrokes. Because of the nature of the retouching process, echoes of the original photographic imagery also remain. Bits of fabric, organic materials and irregular surface textures intermingle with digital artifacts and pixel structures.



Archival Inkjet Print, 30 x 40”.

Archival Inkjet Print, 30 x 40”.

Archival Inkjet Print, 30 x 40”.

Archival Inkjet Print, 30 x 40”.

Archival Inkjet Print, 30 x 40”.

Archival Inkjet Print, 30 x 40”.

Archival Inkjet Print, 24 x 30”.

Archival Inkjet Print, 24 x 30”.

Archival Inkjet Print, 24 x 30”.

Archival Inkjet Print, 24 x 30”.

Detail.

Detail.

Detail.