Grant Wells currently living and working out of Santa Cruz, CA.
Taking a new objective look at our current surroundings is the foundation of my work. In the visual culture that is constantly changing today, it is important to notice how current technology is influencing the way we perceive the environment around us. I am investigating how the American landscape distorts when put through the lens of global technology and how these landscapes give us an understanding of where we are as a culture. Through multiple steps of pigment transfers and translation to paint, my process allows me to take these landscapes and move them from the virtual to physical. Inevitably, the works inherits aspects of painting, which allow me to compare and contrast these two realms and gain a greater understanding of how they relate. My technique is an exploration into the next step of the photographic image and where the lines of painting and new forms of photography intersect.
“ Art is something that makes us look around. ”
Photographs and text courtesy of the artist.