Winston Wachter Fine Art is excited to announce Digital Perspectives, an exhibition of digital works by Maja Petric, Etsuko Ichikawa and Peter Gronquist. Each of these artists embraces the digital medium as a way to reflect on our relationship to the natural world. Each invites the audience to join the conversation in these imagined realms, through AI interactive experiences, narrative, futuristic, social commentary and looping, meditative desert landscapes. All three artists ask us to take pause and consider the world we share.
Inspired by her nationally exhibited immersive installation We Are All Made of Light, Maja Petric has created a more intimate and personal interactive experience, where the viewer is a singular figure moving throughout simulated nature. In her new work, Particle Attraction multiple environments depict abstracted landscapes, such as water, earth and air. Interactivity is used to mirror the silhouette of a person viewing the piece and animates their reflection to appear as if they are emerging from the represented landscape. Through the use of AI, Petric is able to simulate the harmonious relationship with nature that so many of us strive for.
Etsuko Ichikawa continues her conversation about nuclear waste, what we chose to leave behind and how we differ from previous cultures with concern to future generations. Murmurings of Love depicts a futuristic heroine smashing an ancient vessel created out of uranium glass, a byproduct of nuclear energy. The figure wears protective clothing and is masked, while almost carelessly smashing the toxic vessel she presents. This is reflection not only on our relationship with nature, but also the thoughtlessness in which today’s world considers our global impact.
A Visual History of the Invisible 2 by Peter Gronquist is soothing and hypnotic digital installation. A single, oversized piece of gold fabric flaps weightlessly in the wind, set against the bright blue sky, seemingly untethered. The large square ripples and moves yet remains suspended high above the quiet mountains below. The peaceful sound of the wind paired with gentle movements and reflections of light, create a quiet moment demonstrating the simple beauty found in nature.