Eric Tkaczyk is an emerging artist currently based in Vancouver, Canada, situated on unceded Coast Salish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Watuth territories. His practice centres itself on the collection and repurposing of images— visual clutter that exists in our society, both constructing and altering our identities. In our contemporary moment, we are built by the images that surround us daily and follow us at the press of a button. To fragment and reformat understandings of the reading of images is, for him, to work through self-discovery in a world that wishes to discover us. Rooted in an archival processes of reinsertion, his work situates itself within the material concerns of painting, printmaking, collage and digital media.

Goneness:

Using investigative methods of painting, printmaking and the collection of found materials, the exhibition Goneness represents the fracture and fragility of the human condition within a contemporary moment of image circulation. In a time when tangible human existence and fabricated online personas exist in tandem with one another, the construction of identity becomes hazy and interrupted. By dismantling image archives, cutting them away and repairing them, the physicality of the material surface presents questions regarding the sea of faces and photographs that are cybernetically attached to us as constant cyclictic distractions. What is present is lost, and what is lost becomes apparent. As images fade into goneness, the reminders of the physical world reveal themselves to be integral to our existence.

Eric Tkaczyk is an emerging artist currently based in Vancouver, Canada, situated on unceded Coast Salish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Watuth territories. His practice centres itself on the collection and repurposing of images— visual clutter that exists in our society, both constructing and altering our identities. In our contemporary moment, we are built by the images that surround us daily and follow us at the press of a button. To fragment and reformat understandings of the reading of images is, for him, to work through self-discovery in a world that wishes to discover us. Rooted in an archival processes of reinsertion, his work situates itself within the material concerns of painting, printmaking, collage and digital media.

Goneness:

Using investigative methods of painting, printmaking and the collection of found materials, the exhibition Goneness represents the fracture and fragility of the human condition within a contemporary moment of image circulation. In a time when tangible human existence and fabricated online personas exist in tandem with one another, the construction of identity becomes hazy and interrupted. By dismantling image archives, cutting them away and repairing them, the physicality of the material surface presents questions regarding the sea of faces and photographs that are cybernetically attached to us as constant cyclictic distractions. What is present is lost, and what is lost becomes apparent. As images fade into goneness, the reminders of the physical world reveal themselves to be integral to our existence.

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