Jeremiah Palecek

The subjects in my paintings are people that are defined by shifting and borderless edges that allude to the separation between the artificial and the natural, the digital and the real. The intersections of the body, mind, and technology occur where bits and pixels meet flesh and bone. I believe that painting is intrinsically a very human act, and seek to respond to the digital landscape in which I live today. 

 

I use robotic arms, laser cutters, plotters, and various Lo-fi painting machines to make marks in my paintings. I then contrast these machine made marks with my own, made by my hand. I believe humans are becoming nodes on a huge network, like leaves on a big tree. I paint these people as torn between their bodies and the digital constructions of themselves. 

Moist Morning Leaves

5'x6' (variable)

Oils, acrylics, on laser-cut MDF and masonite

Internalization Nation
5'x6' (variable)

Oils, acrylics, on laser-cut MDF and masonite

Finite State Machine

24"x36"

Oils and acrylics on panel

Biological Bootloader

18"x24"

Oils and acrylics on panel

Nighttime Guests

18"x24"

Oils and acrylics on panel

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