oil enamel on aluminum
30 x 22 inches
The digital world is full of inherent abstractions. Images are broken down into pixels, and information is comprised of endless combinations of “1”s and “0”s – all tiny fragments that are rejoined into a coherent whole. This information exists in an infinite motion, moving between screens, hard drives, and printers, slightly altered by the hardware we use to view it. This entirely contemporary visual language created by the digital age is the subject of John Pomara’s recent work, seen here in Off_Key03. The abstract composition takes on the appearance of printer spool marks or bar codes, but also gives off the appearance of an object in motion, unidentifiable due to its speed. In this way, the artist produces a work that seems to exist between the digital and real. Pomara’s work is included in a number of museum collections, including the Dallas Museum of Art which organized a Concentrations exhibition of his work in 2001, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, John Pomara received his BFA and MFA from East Texas State University. In 2005, he was honored with the Legends Award from the Dallas Contemporary Art which presented a fifteen year survey of his work. He has shown extensively in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Los Angeles and London.
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