Constant Dullaart’s (1979, NL) often conceptual work manifests itself both online and off. Within his practice, he reflects on the broad cultural and social effects of communication and image processing technologies while critically engaging the power structures of mega corporations that dramatically influence our worldview through the internet.
This oil painting is based on an image generated by a Neurological Network. It is a cold machine-like interpretation of what we prefer to see and what we depict when representing in this case a boxing ring. The current state-of-the-art, synthesised image looks quite painterly, very surreal, copying the human sense of documentation and composition. Dullaart sent the slightly naive, yet cold and surreal depictions to paint factories in Dafen Village, Shenzhen, China where they are translated into oil paintings on canvas. Continuing the image automation process with outsourced human labour. The TNT express delivered canvases were treated with an automotive clear coat, normally used in car paint and product design, amplifying the mechanically attractive, adversarially authentic compositions.