WORK

  Familiar Faces
  New beginnings, old endings...
  (I’m)material
  Farewell Foolish Filaments
  Color, Balance
  Keep it Floating Forever
  Figural Moments
  Detouched
  Where I End and You Begin
  Absent Minded Monotonous Splendor
  The Continuous Work Drawings
  Similar Seemingly Absurd Infinities

  PROJECT INDEX
  ARCHIVE  

RECENT
 
  Material Remains
  Young Space
  Aug 20 - Sep 19, 2021

  In The Wake Of Slumber
  Paradice Palase, Brooklyn
  May 15 - June 9, 2021
 
  Solo Show - Human Nature Perfectly
  Below Grand, NYC
  March 22, 2021

  Deep Field Residency
  Below Grand, NYC
  February, 2021

  Dovetail Magazine
  Issue 2,
Dec 2020

  Solo Show - I Am A Portrait
  Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY
  Jan 10th - Feb 8th, 2020

  Imperfections Made Perfect
  Museum of Contemporary Digital Art


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© 2021 Travis LeRoy Southworth
Mark

New beginnings, old endings, secrets secreting, 2019-20

Installation view of New beginnings, old endings, secrets secreting, 2019-20 
unique pigmented prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 10 x 8 to 40 x 32 inches


This work delves into the worlds of photo manipulation and machine vision. I used my past work “Color, Balance” as a data set to train a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) to create new images based on portraits I find online. The result of this process is the base for new paintings I further alter in Photoshop. The works I create have a soft haunting quality to them and are self-portraits as much as images of others. When neural networks produce images they are often referred to as dreams due to the soft surreal-like quality of the picture. I have imbued these works with my own fears and hopes; real and imagined, small and large, wholesome and vapid.
Mark