"Black with Gold Dots" by Amy Mann - ABQ Up With Paint

"Black with Gold Dots" by Amy Mann - ABQ Up With Paint

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Amy's Bio:

Amy is a New Mexico based artist and sustainable fashion designer currently working in the film industry.

Amy's Artist Statement:

Each painting is copied from a photo that was uploaded onto INSTAGRAM. Users post photos for the entire world to see, and they seem to be extremely personal and private. It makes me wonder why? Why did you take this photo and share it with the world? And what was the conversation like leading up to the photo? “Hey, take your shirt off, link arms with me, and my friend will take a photo of our asses.” 

Sifting through thousands of images can become mind numbing and soon enough you’ve fallen into a voyeuristic rabbit hole. “I wish my life looked like that. I bet she’s happy. Their relationship looks perfect.” You see inside people's lives, the way that they want you to. You can be anybody you want to be. These drawings are taking the digitized, stylized, edited, contrasted, filtered, over edited, extremely hip images, and reversing the process, turning them into simple, plain, colorless worlds.

Why Amy participated in ABQ Up With Paint:

I love to participate in this wild art community!

About the Limited Edition prints:

We Are This City 100 year archival prints are printed on 310gsm Sunset Textured Fine Art Paper which is a natural-white art paper with a textured print surface that can add a more painterly look to photographic prints and art reproductions.

About the Unlimited Edition prints:

100# acid-free, smooth, matte cover stock.