My painterly work blends many different tools to observe artifacts that rest at the perimeter of digital and physical systems. I am particularly interested in the transition of digital information into material form. Through photo editing, 3D modeling, printing, projecting, and painting, I frame moments when digital tools reshape painterly spaces. In my recent paintings, I use a resist between films of acrylic to create a photoshop image layer system out of paint. This work emerges from an exchange between digital editing tools and analogue mediums. Through this process, the boundaries between digital concepts and material conditions are revealed.
Alex Sutcliffe, BFA (2020), is an emerging visual artist based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Alex was born and raised in Chicago before moving to Ottawa at eleven years old. He has exhibited work throughout Halifax, Ottawa, and Toronto including the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Studio Sixty Six, and the Anna Leonowens Gallery. Alex's work has been acknowledged by awards such as the Bank of Montréal's 2020 1st Art! Competition, the 2019 Margo and Rowland Marshall Award for Painting as well as a two-time recipient of the Robert Pope Foundation Painting Scholarship.