Studio Envy: Painting in the Digital Age

13 Oct 2017

by Annette Rotz

London based gallery Sophia Contemporary launched a new show exploring how the rise of the Internet and the constant consumption of online images is influencing contemporary painting and painters.

“Im/material: Painting in the Digital Age” showcases the work of eight young artists whose practices focus on this theme. With ArtRabbit being an online platform, and all things digital being close to our hearts, we were particularly curious to learn more - direct from the artists’ mouth.

In our first studio interview we talked to Ry David Bradley about his explorations into the nature of painting as it collides with network cultures. Ry discusses his ‘uncapturable’ paintings and what he believes to be the role of the artist in an age of continual visual documentation and instantaneous reportage.

In our second studio visit, we talked to Konrad Wyrebek about the positives of AI, the future appeal of errors and the artist as a filter between the technological and the physical. Watch our studio interview.

Ry and Konrad's work are on display at Sophia Contemporary through 17 November 2017.

Annette Rotz is London-based art director, writer, artist and photographer. Follow Annette on Instagram / Tumblr or visit her website

Editing and second camera by Kel McKeown