Sasha Ferre

Region: Pacific Coast


City / State: Seattle, WA

Some painters rely on nature as their inspiration. My nature is digital media. Some painters draw from life, I replace life with a smartphone. I don’t particularly like it. But it is what it is. What we experience as humans living today is a new form of hybridization that is not dependent on gender, age, race, country, or social class, but simply on the use of digital media, specifically the smartphone. With this device in our hands, we enter a hybrid space that is at the junction between the real and the virtual. In my art, I bear witness to and paint the moment of encounter between digital and real space from a human perspective. My recent paintings, in particular, investigate the new relationships among artist, viewer, subject, and painted object emerging from such a hybrid space, and consider them in relation to the history of painting.