Gaze Paintings, 2022
What does it mean to 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠 at painting? In contrast to my regular working process which begins with randomized bezier points, these paintings instead use data from eye-tracking software to directly visually map bezier curves.
Eye tracking records subjective vision. In this case, my vision as I look upon canonical works by painters like Titian, Velázquez, Cabanel, and others. Throughout history, painterly tropes such as the reclining nude have been intensely tied to the male gaze. These works aim to subvert such traditions by mapping my own gaze and translating it into an abstract representation of viewership.
By deepening visual pathways and penetrating beyond the flat surface of the picture plane, this process reveals some hidden internal logic unique to each work I gaze upon.
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