Graham Macbeth


Notes from the Artist: “My work is concerned with exploring nature through the lens of technology. Early on I painted from video games like Grand Theft Auto and Halo because they dealt with space and detail in a manner similar to early Italian Renaissance paintings and they relied on painstaking visual economy. I am interested in how this economy creates conflict between generality and specificity in representing nature and how the mind processes the space of a landscape versus how the ocular-centric frame captures it.

PIECES: The paintings are records of these explorations and are attempts to comprehend my own disconnected relationship to nature. In the work, imposing natural structures become less of a sublime menace and end up awkward, playful, or even lonely; like a mountain at the bottom of the sea.”