Daniel Fluer's master graduation exhibition at Malmö Art Academy.
What is painting in a world saturated with digital images that constantly surround us? Color and light turns into images. What is the substance of the digital image and what is its relation to painting?
The exhibition shows paintings that all are constructed from repetition and copying. A specific light, a few seconds shutter speed, has been frozen and digitized. The photograph of the painting has then served as the starting point for a new painting. Translation of information and compression creates deviations.
A small change in color temperature can cause major changes. What becomes visible in the new painting is not merely the surrounding space and the light in which the preceding painting was photographed, but also the impact of technology on the alteration of a picture. The images oscillate between dematerialization and materialization. There is a confrontation or a meeting between coded information and the haptic qualities of painting that in itself influences the image.
The paintings carry their past in their present state. But the paintings are never static. It’s not simply about a then and a now, it’s also about a future, in which the image continues to undergo changes.