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Jered Sprecher

Artist Statement Submitted 2018

As an artist I make paintings that exist in the sliver of space between abstraction and representation. I look to the lived daily experience of the world coupled with the artifacts of the past. My work compresses time into the surface of painting, that old technology. Increasingly flora, fauna, and natural phenomena hold my attention as I wrestle with this imagery within my paintings. Birds, plants, flowers, stones, and fires dissolve into the light of the screen, the digital lens, and the glowing tablet. There is something exquisitely profound about the evanescent light of the screen burning the image of a delicate flower into one’s memory. Light, flower, and technology are here and also fade away.

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