#TweetArt is an ongoing series of acrylic paintings which document the avatars of my Twitter followers. I have specific criteria for the selection of images: they have to be in colour, they have to be personal (not a brand logo), and they have to be what I considered visually interesting. I also make sure that I obtain permission from the owner of the image before painting it, especially as some of the images are also derived from artworks.
The images respond to debates around Post Internet art, ethnography, appropriation and digital conservation. In particular, I’m interested in the relationship between the online image and the offline painting, which is then re-presented digitally.
@PaulKindersley, Acrylic on board, 21x21cm, 2016
@Benjimmin, Acrylic on board, 21x21cm, 2016
@SkyLabStories, Acrylic on board, 21x21cm, 2016
@BigArt_Jim, Acrylic on board, 21x21cm, 2016
@PeepArt, Acrylic on board, 21x21cm, 2016
@YelpLeeds, Acrylic on board, 21x21cm, 2016