Gabriela Hernández Lepe

One aspect of my oil paintings examines digital photography and how it influences our memories and our presentation of the self. Digital photography has moved into the spaces and situations we inhabit. My aim is to reflect how images are softened, cooled, warmed or distorted by the camera and reabsorbed by the viewer (and society) as reality.

How does it distort and disproportionately accentuate fleeting activities and momentary emotions? How does normalize the outlier or romanticize the inimical for the sake of a digitally fashionable image?

I re-create these environments, attempting to simultaneously interpret the immediacy and spontaneity of digital photography while using painting to convey a physical and psychological effect. I feel that the tangible nature of painting underlines the image's process of creating the illusion.