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

  Deep Field Residency
  Super Dutchess, NYC
  February, 2021

  Art Maze Magazine
  Issue 21, Jan 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