Ian Bunn
Since 2008
Works in Melbourne Australia

BIO
My work is about iconic people, places and events of our day.  The resulting work is a visual medley of daily compiled manipulated digital images.

These resulting images are posted online and drawn down the RSS feed, disseminated via online media and social networks to be scattered across the internet.

The works are diaristic in nature, metaphorically recording a spectator’s experience of the contemporary digital age.  The resulting digital art work intentionally has a painterly aesthetic acknowledging the artists historical painting practice.

Adapting Pop Art’s notion of mass media imagery into a context of the contemporary digital age, the work draws on a myriad points of reference. Utilizing fractured images to provide an allusion to the digital noise pounding away daily into our sub consciousness.  The work is essentially popular culture arts, diverging from the traditional Pop Art notion of a pronounced repetition of a consumer icon, instead this work focuses on the deluge of contemporary digital content.  The compilation of the fragmented imagery is vividly distractive, not unlike cable surfing or a jaunt through Times Square.

This digital photo manipulated work is premised on the belief that Pop art in its beginnings, freeze-framed what consumers of popular culture experienced into iconic visual abstractions. With the advent of the techno age, visual information circulates in such quantities, so rapidly and exponentially, that to comprehend a fraction of it all becomes a kind of production process in itself. Hence this work considers fragmented elements of Pop Culture through an artistic and conceptual exploration of specific people and events of the day.