GX1000 x PETRA CORTRIGHT
Petra Cortright is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is shown in galleries and museums around the world. She is known for being a “Post-Internet” artist and for her role in “Net-Art” movement - a group of artists who first used the Internet as its primary source to create art
Having studied Fine Arts at the CCA in San Francisco and at Parsons in New York, Cortright came to prominence in 2007 with a piece called VVEBCAM, for which she recorded herself on a webcam passively scrolling through different visual effects
This collaboration with San Francisco’s GX1000 features digital paintings made by manipulating, distorting, and painting over imagery which have been appropriated online.
Her process involves endlessly modifying her images by adding and subtracting layers, shapes and colours until they reach her (or their) own decisive moment. Printed on an aluminium base with 6 or more passes through a printer, the various parts merge into a unique mix of painting, photograph, and image appropriation - the flatness of each work is designed to reflect the flatness of the screen on which they are created.