Paul Kneale’s work is interested in the mechanisation of society, which he examines through a manifestation of the digital.
Kneale’s work on “Post-Art Internet” age is largely influential in regards to this scan transfer. Kneale takes a medias res look at dealing with the impact of the web through this ‘slice of life’ scan. His painting is not a mechanical representation of the elements of reality, but an elaborated reinterpretation of them. An interpretation which has been programmed according to both the gaze of the human eye and by digital devices. This piece is a continuation of his scanner works project whereby he purposefully misuses scanner machines and creates low and high resolution scans from nothing placed on the copy-bed in order to capture the atmosphere of his studio. The resulting image is then printed on canvas, or photographic paper in this case, where it acquires a collection of acidic colours and expressive shapes.
By overlapping high and low resolution scans with one another, Kneale creates what he refers to as “time sandwiches”. This way, several moments in time co-exist and are captured over the same surface and through a combinatorial diachronic and synchronic approach, he succeeds in capturing immaterial entities such as space and time, elements which always elude human perception.