Iris van der Zee

Virtual Sculpture 049
2020
Mixed Media

My virtual sculptures are a visually abstract reaction to how people deal with images today. The advent of social media has set in motion the development of a completely new way of viewing in a relatively short time. Our physical world is increasingly behaving towards the online spin-off of reality. I am fascinated by this young but rapidly developing phenomenon. Through my work, I attempt to capture the alienation that social media has created between the original and its representation.

By using clay and Photoshop I create representations of sculptures that never existed – and never will. They are simulations. The image has been digitally manipulated, but still refers to its original shape due to the visible clay structure. It is this gray area between what something really is and how it is depicted that fascinates me immensely.

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Virtual Sculpture 049
2020
Mixed Media