Through her own colourful visual language, Alice investigates how growing up in ‘generation internet’ has had a huge impact on the process of visually creating imagery, whether digital or physical. Pixels, GIFs and social media trends are as much a part of her painting process as brushes and canvas.
Within ‘Data Crayon’ viewers can explore a perpetual stream of visual connections, making up a network of digital paintings each connected to its predecessor. These digital forms have influenced a series of large physical paintings that are able to fit together.
Alice comments: “I love colour. The energy and vibrancy of the colours in my painting reflects the digital world my generation has grown up to embrace. Anything could end up in my paintings! I have developed a kind of visual language that allows me to play with imagery gathered from various sources I come across in everyday life, from junk mail or Facebook screenshots to hand painted vintage wallpapers.
I have a passion for craft and design and growing up with strong willed, creative women in my family my work maintains a strong sense of my heritage growing up in Derbyshire, despite its heavy influence from modern digital and popular culture.”
To find out more about Alice and her practice visit www.alice-adams.com
The exhibition runs from 26 June - 14 July and is open weekdays 10am-3pm at Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LB. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.banksmill.co.uk