John Damian Boychuk
Active Camouflage, 2018
Oil & Watercolor on Inkjet Printed Linen
26.5 x 18 x 1.5 in
Signed on back
As a practitioner of lucid dreaming, I have always had a fine line between my two consciousnesses—the one we call reality and the one we call sleeping. Sometimes I’ll live an entire lifetime as a different person only to wake and be back in this ‘real life’. In my work, I scan or photograph drawings made through direct observation, then have them printed upon the canvas only to paint or draw again on top of them. Issues of this complication deal with blurred lines between the artist’s hand and the digital or manufactured. Found, selected or ordered materials and objects, along with the ability of procuring them through apps and websites contribute to the complication. Mirroring the interface of our present lives and the spectacle of technology we are so captivated by.