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Steph Kedik

MA Fine Art

My research is concerned with the complex relationship between image, material, and object, in particular the material boundaries between the digital image and the painted image. The ‘space of awkward tension’ where the singular vies with the multiple and the material vies with the immaterial.

As a ‘plastic’ medium, and arguably a technology in it’s own right, painting has historically thrived in maintaining a relativist position with other media. Integrating new approaches that have enabled it to transcend it’s medium specificity.

By approaching painting through the transferred application of digital techniques, building a painting layer by layer on plastic substrates, I investigate what happens when the merged becomes separated, allowing rearrangement, deletion and insertion to become possible. These experiments with modular systems question the fixity of a painting as object, as well as engaging in the dialogues about proximity, surface and scale.

Other investigations are concerned with the grid as a point of coordination; a visible section of the wider universal meshwork that we are all part of. The grid format of social media platforms acts as a framed space where the constant flow of evolving pictorial discourse is presented and supported. Paintings now exist as both material discrete objects and networked images and that duality is another aspect of painting that is addressed in my current work.

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Steph Kedik work called Detail of 'Float In Windows 2' at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– Detail of ‘Float In Windows 2’

Steph Kedik work called Detail of 'Float In Windows 1' at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– Detail of ‘Float In Windows 1’

Steph Kedik work called Detail of 'Float In Windows 2' at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– Detail of ‘Float In Windows 2’

MA Catalogue imagery by Amy Ollett at Norwich University of the Arts

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