CONTEMPORARY WAR ART II
Contemporary War Art II depicts a freeze frame from the camera feed of an attack drone. It is presented in a representative picture frame, inspired by those used for framing war paintings in the first half of the 20th century.
The piece explores the nature and purpose of war art, particularly in an age of robotic and remote warfare. The image of the missile hit was taken in a simulator, blurring the boundary between reality and virtuality further.
Contemporary War Art II, 2022
Print of digital graphic, edited screenshot, custom font, dimensions variable, depicted in 63 x 47 cm.
This project began as an attempt to produce a genuine military painting. After not being happy with the results, I resorted to working on the subject from the comfort of my office chair – like a drone pilot.