WoW Paintings :P by Alexander James Pollard

Alexander Pollard, Linsey Young (Curator/Producer)

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Abstract

WoW Paintings :P was a visual art exhibition featuring new paintings and a text work by Alexander James Pollard curated by Linsey Young. The exhibition was exhibited at Young Team HQ Gallery, London - A project space organised by Linsey Young (Curator of the Tate Gallery, London). The show took place 26th March - 17th April 2016. The WoW paintings were displayed with a fictional email conversation between the artist and the manager of a Chinese "painting factory" in Xiamen where the World of Warcraft imagery (swords) were painted. This fictional correspondence playfully examines the notion of "collaboration" between artisan and artist. The works are born out of technological networks and digital "inter-connectivity" yet the repeated mantra of the sword refers as much to mythical swords of old folklore, such as Excalibur. As we move further and further into the digital we become more and more captivated by the mythic potential of art.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherYoung Team HQ
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Myth-Science
  • FIctioning
  • Bad Painting
  • Animism
  • Excalibre
  • Painting and the Digital
  • Memes
  • Network Painting
  • Atemporality
  • Residual Mining
  • The Occult
  • Intuition in Painting
  • Swords
  • World of Warcraft
  • Abstract Expressionism
  • gaming and art
  • Xiamen
  • China
  • Implied Authorship
  • Mana
  • Magic

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    Pollard, A. (Author/Creator), & Young, L. (Curator/Producer). (2016). WoW Paintings :P by Alexander James Pollard. Exhibition, Young Team HQ.