20 January - 23 February 2007
In 1999 Dan Hays discovered an alternative Dan Hays through an Internet search, living in Colorado, U.S.A. His website consists of numerous photographs of the Rocky Mountain landscape surrounding his home, as well as a live web-cam. With his permission a series of oil paintings derived from this imagery was embarked on, exploring the distortions of low-resolution digital images.
Collectively titled Colorado Impressions, associations were made with the intentions of Impressionist painting and the mechanics of digital image compression down to the pixel level. An interest in the immateriality of digitised imagery and the screen, combined with painting’s traditional focus on the paradox of representing light in solid pigment is at the core of Hays' work.