ARTIST SERIES

Jill Greenberg, 160202 Painting 115
160202 Painting 115
Jill Greenberg, 160202 Painting 064
160202 Painting 064
Jill Greenberg, 160128 Painting 0653
160128 Painting 0653
Jill Greenberg, 160126 Painting 002
160126 Painting 002
Jill Greenberg, 160124 Painting 001 1
160124 Painting 001 1
Jill Greenberg, 160124 Painting 012
160124 Painting 012
Jill Greenberg, 151206 Painting 257
151206 Painting 257
Jill Greenberg, 160502 Painting 098
160502 Painting 098
Jill Greenberg, 160503 Painting 876
160503 Painting 876
Jill Greenberg, 160502 Painting 074
160502 Painting 074
Jill Greenberg, 16502 Painting 250
16502 Painting 250
Jill Greenberg, 160502 Painting 267
160502 Painting 267
Jill Greenberg, 160502 Painting 032
160502 Painting 032
160502 Painting 064
160502 Painting 064
Jill Greenberg, 160429 Painting 040
160429 Painting 040
Jill Greenberg, 160126 Painting 121
160126 Painting 121
Jill Greenberg, 141129 Painting 0245
1411129 Painting 0245
Jill Greenberg, 140814 Painting 58016
140814 Painting 58016
Jill Greenberg, 141130 Painting 0152
141130 Painting 0152
Jill Greenberg, 140928 Painting 8719
140928 Painting 8719
Jill Greenberg, 141220 Painting 807
141220 Painting 807
Jill Greenberg, 150120 Painting 235
150120 Painting 235
Jill Greenberg, 141129 Painting 16676
141129 Painting 16676

Well known for her daring and experimental photographic portraits, Jill Greenberg has returned to drawing and painting with real, physical pigment. Applying and combining a variety of paints—from oil to acrylic to gouache—on a glass support, the artist lights the surface with a combination of artificial and natural light before photographing the abstract compositions by use of a sophisticated digital camera back which allows for maximum detail. While contrast and hue are pushed in the digital capture software, the images themselves are all authentic recordings of the ever-changing light reflected off the paint. Greenberg’s wet and dry pigments fuse creating a dizzying and dynamic field of scrapes and bubbles.

Greenberg purposely took on the medium of painting in response to the appropriation tactics of certain Pictures Generation artists who mine photographic images from mass media, advertising, and the fine arts. These artworks, which have historically been understood to call into question Modernist conceits such as autonomy and originality, have now become so ensnared in the market, they have folded back upon themselves and raise ethical issues concerning fair use and, of course, copyright.

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