University of Texas at Dallas professor John Pomara’s work reflects an interest in the role that human error plays in technology, focusing primarily on the current state of painting and picture making with the rise of new media and digital technology. Pomara explores and formats computer stenciling of magnified digital images. These pictorial distortions are then painted in an analog fashion, pulling industrial enamel paints across aluminum surfaces. By creating these abstract paintings of blurs, glitches, and printing imperfections, Pomara challenges the commonly held belief that modern technology is cold, rational, and without error.
Image courtesy of the artist and Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas.