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DAVID MARK LANE
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
My artwork endeavors to portray the beauty found in the ‘colorful resonance’ between order and chaos. I call my painting technique ‘primitive digital’. Pictures of flora, patterns, symbols, celebrities; even paint spills are fodder for my electronic manipulations. Each montage acknowledges how the digital realm now permeates our modern lives. My artwork is built layer upon layer, filter upon filter, sprinkled with continuous refinement … embracing the accident … rejecting the familiar.
My paint brush is Photoshop. Historical references to artists of the past litter my work. I digitally ‘grab’ from old movies and the canvases of artists such as Goya, Klimt, and Van Gogh, to enhance my ‘digital expansions’.
I continue to experience the prejudice of those who believe that two dimensional artwork must be created with physical tools. I have heard from naysayers that I just push a button and wallah! … I have created my new piece. But just like any pioneer who strives to explore new territory … I know the effort is often arduous, and believe the future will undoubtedly open up new respect and opportunities for artists who create art with digital technologies.