BiographyOtto Ford (b.1978) lives and works in London. His artworks are created from the re-processing of the digital matter into the material work of painting. His digital paintings are produced using found imagery as an initial base and digitally drawing a paintbrush from a particular point, or pixel, thus re-animating the physical gesture of painting. Since to ignore technology nowadays seems like a desperate denial, artists like Otto Ford transform the every-day digital reality in raw-material for his artistic process. By doing so he questions a great deal of the historical artistic praxis of painters, such as choice and application of color, layering and texturing of paint, and rendering of space. Located somewhere between a painting, a print, a digital image and screen, Ford creates works that strive to transcend what painting (and the painter) has and can become.
Group Show, Coutts Bank, London
Sculpture Show, Camden Arts Centre, London
Ascend, Group Show, Royal College of Art, London