This series of paintings brings together images from reality with images from the history of art, the latter appearing in the works as if they are projected on a wall or appearing on a digital screen. The original inspiration for the series was the glow of the projected painting in a dark lecture hall. The series then grew into an exploration of my own history of art, with the artworks that have accompanied me throughout my life. The series also touches on the place of painting in the digital world, as the physicality of the oil paint declares itself to be essential, in contrast with the digital image which is composed of immaterial light.
Some of the paintings include arrows like those that symbolize “undo” or “refresh” on the computer. Aside from a feeling of longing for the past that may be read into these signs in the works, they also remind us of the important difference between the ability to go back or erase at the press of a key, versus the long journey that the craft of painting, just like life itself, requires, in which every action leaves an impression, creates another layer.