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Will Russell

Aut0mati0n

Acrylic on canvas, 2016

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My goal with this piece was to represent a theme of industrial production. I imagined a factory turning out perfect, uniform "X"s. As the production continues the "X"s start to bleed and fade in color. To me, this is symbolic of a deterioration in quality that occurs over time as processes become cheaper and more automated. Another goal was to create something with traditional media that appeared to be made by computer or machine. As with all of my paintings, I am interested in making the viewer question whether the art was created digitally or by hand.