Online application and digital print.
125x175 cm. 2014
In 2014 took place the first edition of an on-line art award called The TFHMF Award. The selection procedure and the way in which the participant’s works were shown in the web site of the grant, motivated me to submit a piece that dialogue about the double nature digital and physical, of the award itself. For my work I took screenshots of the award web site, capturing all the art pieces submitted. The screenshots were grouped together in a canvas that fits the application requirements; the digital file was printed and presented back to the grant as my art piece. Like all submitted works, was mine shown in the “Participants Gallery” of the award web site too; though it did not make it further in the selection procedure. THETFHMFAWARD dialogs with the gallery paintings of David Teniers and the works of Louise Lawler and Thomas Struth; in which the reflection about how art is exhibit and seen is the central discourse. In relation to these references, to use web sites, screenshots and digital images instead of oil paintings and photography, refers to the tools that the digital context offers and portraits the way in which art in an interconnected culture is shown and promoted.
© Jairo Gutiérrez Feut 2016