July 29, 2021

Do We Use Technology to Embrace or Escape Reality?

Lewis Deeney

Mixed Media on Reconstructed BoardOrder Beyond Biology 2C, 202176x113cm

The work questions our collective ontology as we now coexist between the physical world and the digital realm of our devices. Our understanding of who we are has expanded to include the digital, as we now project an aspect of ourselves upon this virtual space. Created using both traditional methods of painting and contemporary digital technologies the work is a symbolic representation of our illusory digital persona, a virtual reflection of humanity. Our technology is inevitable, it is a part of who we are but the shape it takes defines who we are and who we believe ourselves to be. Technology can either enhance our experience of the world or further separate us from it. Will we use our technology to embrace or escape reality?