Digital painter and sculptor Anne Vieux is interested in the optics of the computer screen, and how light can shape abstraction. In her pictures, visual reverberations emerge from mistranslation and slips of scale that result from the digital copies of material surfaces. Images of holographic, translucent or gradient papers are captured and manipulated digitally via layers of warping and repetition.
The resulting image is then printed on microfibre fabric and customized in a final manipulation, as Vieux lays touches of airbrushed acrylic paint on the surface. This fusion of digital, photographic, and painterly procedures evokes and ultimately embraces the tension between the physical and the intangible. Paintings are recognizable for their luminescence and ultra-saturated hues of purples, blues, pinks, reds, and greens, which conjure up digital’s fluid and immaterial nature onto actual undulating, velvety surfaces.
Anne Vieux (American, born 1985 – ) received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012 and her BFA in Painting and Art History at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009. Vieux was the subject of several solo shows at Good Weather Gallery (Arkansas), Cuevas & Tilleard (New York), and Stream Gallery (New York). The artist also participated in group exhibitions across the United States in venues like The Willows (New York), CES Gallery (Los Angeles), Regina Rex, (New York), Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York) and Cranbrook Museum of Art (Michigan). Her printed works are now part of the Met Library Collection and the MoMA Library Collection.
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