The Sublime Network
Thursday 7 November 2019
SITE EIGHT Gallery
RMIT University, Building 2, Level 2, Room 8
Bowen Street, Melbourne
An exhibition of work by School of Art PhD candidate Saffron Newey.
The Sublime Network: Painterly Passage and Materiality in the Post Internet Era
This project finds synergy between the Post Enlightenment definition of the sublime and a contemporary fascination in the digital sublime — of which the Internet is champion.
Through painting, Saffron Newey interrogates the Internet in a new and promiscuous way, revealing the paradoxical disparity and conflation that occurs between artworks, oeuvres and artistic identities online.
Image: Saffron Newey, Cloud (after Güde), Oil on panel, 60 x 90 cm, 2019