|This new Painting technique is a replica of tecnologies developed by the Industrial Revolution. Why this revolution? Because the new shapes and surfaces that came out of the Industrial Revolution, have composed the cultural landscape of the 20th century.
If we want to see the fingerprints of 20th century culture, we have this painting technique for it.
Technological transformations at the beginning of the 20th century sparked the spirit of "Modernity." While the modern painting exploring ways to align itself with the dynamics of its time, the painting process remained technically unexplored throughout the century.
we have to go back 600 years, to find the last technical innovation in the history of painting. 600 years ago in the absence of camera and electronic communication painting was an advance technique. "It was the main generator of social symbols." Painting brought the world to people and showed how to live in it, new values to adopt, ideas to believe.
Today all that is successfully achieved by Mass Media, simply because it's armed with more advance technologies. Cameras and computers are the main technical tools of Mass Media. The current power of these tools evolved through 160 years of development. This remarkable development attracted universal efforts and resources, because of their practical functions and not the artistic ones. But parallel to their practical use, cameras and computors created numerous masterpices of art.
Guided by these same economic and aesthetic principles can we reinvent the painting process? If yes, howto use our hands and the same sticky paint, to compete with magical technologies of our time? Let say we succeed, can painting regain its old power by this?
This painting technique showing us that a humble, hand-controlled process and the same paint, is enough, to achieve great production speed, extremly low cost, unlimited size and high quality that cameras and computers have not yet achieved in their ultimate visual images.
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|Hratch Israelian was born in Armenia 1956.
1972 he pioneered a new painting technique that is imperceptible to the eye, and the potentials of this technique remains to be explored by the art public.
Sice 1980 Hratch lives in Los Angeles area.