Steve Turner Contemporary
6830 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038
April 26, 2014.
Currently on view at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles is “Image DNA,” a solo exhibition by Melbourne-based artist Michael Staniak, featuring paintings that seamlessly combine attributes of analog and digital processes. Although Staniak creates the paintings mostly by hand—he builds up texture with uneven layers of plaster and then paints the surface in a range of ways—the paintings bear an uncanny resemblance to flat digital prints. These works explore a new aesthetic in painting, one which is influenced by digital technologies, including touch pads, smart phones, personal computing and the Internet.