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Pixel Paintings

Pixelated images spark feelings of nostalgia for me. As a child of the 90s' and early 2000’s, video games and tiny television screens helped shape my reality. These "Pixel Paintings" are essentially Millennial Impressionism, as I am using a personal lens specific to myself to create an abstraction of reality. To recreate these feelings, I take photos from moments of everyday life that beguile me and bring them into Photoshop where I pixelate them and play with the color and mood. I then painstakingly stencil and paint them in acrylic to be as true to the digital version as possible. This process feels similar to 'the grind' gamers refer to when they are performing repetitive tasks in a role playing video game. Much like being engrossed in the alternate reality of a video game, this painting process is absorbing, repetitive, and challenging. This process results in an image that is several layers removed from its impetus, yet retains a certain undefined quality that makes it feel magical

For further inquiries into these works please visit:

https://vossgallery.art/collections/tom-colcord

"Autumn Rebellion"

Acrylic on Panel

12x16''

2020

"Ducks"

Acrylic on Panel

8x8''

2020
 

"Sunset"

Acrylic on Panel

5x7''

2020

SOLD

"Candle"

Acrylic on Panel

12x16''

2020

"You Know... That House..."

Acrylic on Panel

12x12''

2020

© 2023 by Tom Colcord