Harlem-based artist Erik Sanner explains the process that he has developed to create his time-based paintings.

Erik Sanner

@eriksanner | eriksanner.com 

Erik Sanner uses computer processing to manipulate painted and filmed images, placing them in a constant state of flux. He projects dynamic video onto prepared surfaces such as painted canvas, integrating new and old media. His installations are simultaneously filmic and painterly. He create moving paintings which look different every time you see them. He wants the viewer to experience painting as a time-based practice; additionally, he seeks to expand the painter’s palette by combining additive with subtractive color. He strives to expand our experience of painting through collaboration and using technology. This is both his goal and my method of artmaking. Attentive to the constant decision-making necessitated by our place in this universe, he tries to enable expression of the resulting creative potential. We change every second, and the universe is an entirely different place from one moment to the next, made even more so as a result of our efforts. He wants his work to insist on maintaining a shifting point of view as technological advancement only makes the evanescence of everything more apparent.



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