The More I Digest The Less I Know
The More I Digest The Less I Know is a large mixed media artwork that forms part of the group exhibition Shake It Up in the Nishi Gallery, curated by Professor David Williams AM and Anna Trundle. This huge sculptural wall-based artwork reflects on the sensation of being overwhelmed by the overload of information present in the digital age. The endless feed of articles, reports, memes and statuses that we consume daily via the internet and media become simulated realities which distort the original meaning of information. I created this work by printing photographs of previous paintings and collaging them into new works. As such, I endlessly reuse imagery to show the effects of image reproduction and deterioration. This can be seen in the imagery, which is physically distorted by the folding contours of the sculptural surface. The dynamic support and clashing, saturated colours evoke chaos and uncertainty in the viewer which is reflective of the turbulent, information-saturated world we live in.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Amy Campbell is a local emerging artist, working with mixed media collage to produce works which are wild, chaotic and colourful. She is intrigued by role of paint in the digital age, and by combining painterly and digital mark-making processes, proves that both modes of working play an important role in contemporary painting. Amy graduated with First Class Honours from the Australian National University’s painting workshop in 2016. She lives and works in Canberra, and has been actively exhibiting her work for several years.
Event Area: Nishi Gallery