Jonas Lund is a Swedish conceptual multimedia artist whose art focuses on network-based culture. Interested in the effects and consequences of the increasing digitalization in today’s world, Lund uses technology to critically reflect on current networked systems and power structures and reveal the unseen processes at play in contemporary society. His artistic practice involves creating elaborate analytical software systems and exploiting accumulated data. Lund’s notable artworks include Fear of Missing Out, Operation Earnest Voice: Brexit Division, Studio Practice, Flip City, Projected Outcomes.
Description: Art as commerce or art as beauty that moves you? How are these two elements related? This series of paintings reflect, in their patterns, the idea and ongoing analysis of the artist as to what makes a successful artwork. They are composed as clever, digitally analysed, mosaics of parts of other paintings that have sold well at auction or the outcomes of other works which digitally adapt based on where viewers have looked at most. So, the works speak to the commerciality of the art market but also represents the constraint of the artist by public opinion, forced to paint what's popular if wanting to be financially successful, not free to create.
Dimensions: 100 × 125 cm
Edition Type: Original - Unique. UV print and acrylic on canvas