Works and lives in : Berlin, Germany
Kansas City Art Institute 2011 & OCAD University, Toronto 2013
David Hanes is a Canadian/American visual artist who has been living and working in Berlin, Germany since 2014. His current visual practice includes drawing & painting, photography, and sculpture. The forms that predominate his work derive from digital and photographic manipulations that he started producing in 2011. These manipulations offer a wide-ranging yet highly specific references to art on the Internet.
Often working in series, Hanes works with a mixture of enthusiasm and unease as he confronts questions of the present moment. “What does being an emerging artist in the 21st century mean?”, “How authentic is my connection to reality?”, and “What are the lasting spiritual consequences of working in front of an illuminated screen?”
The digital age has radically altered how we consume and learn about art. Hanes negotiates and empathizes with these issues of digital dualism.
” Art is that which contends with the unknown, shining through partially articulated forms, motivating towards a continued decision to exist. “
Photographs and text courtesy of the artist.