Over the past few decades, our society has experienced a period of unprecedented technological advancement, particularly concerning our communications apparatus. With the advent of the internet and the growing popularity of mobile devices and wireless connectivity, we have developed a level of interpersonal access never before seen in humanity's history. It is my aspiration to use a fusion of digital imagery and traditional painting techniques to explore these advances, along with their cultural contexts, in order to encourage a broader dialogue about the ramifications of technological progress, and perhaps provide answers to some of our modern ethical and psychological dilemmas.
-- Mitchell Van Duzer(b. 1985, Greenville, SC) graduated with a BFA in General Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada, and now lives and works as an artist in Bellingham, WA. Working mainly in acrylics, Van Duzer's work has explored the thematic focus of technological advancement and its ethical and societal ramifications for over a decade; his 'Circuit Figures' series is the most recent iteration. His work has been displayed throughout the Pacific Northwest over the years, chiefly in the state of Washington.