bubblebyte.org is pleased to present Another Infinity, a solo exhibition by London-based artist Paul Flannery.
The work of Paul Flannery looks at the decoration of the Internet and its early aesthetics. Using ornamental elements, often produced by amateurs, as icons, background images and memes, Flannery’s work is a deep analysis about digital time and beauty.
Through detournement and re-vision of various popular web. 2.0 features, Flannery creates colorful geometric work which activates new relationships in terms of trends and chronologies, possibilities and advancement.
Another Infinity presents a series of works inspired by a (11 frame, 1 x 600px) ‘rainbow divider’, an animated gif ubiquitous during the early days of the web. The original gif is treated as a single sculptural unit, pulled apart frame by frame before being put back together in various combinations of deviation and obedience to its original purpose.
The results lay somewhere between ornament and object.
The works form part of a larger, on-going series where repetition, tiling and pattern function as components to extend, build and play with the rhythms of every single divider to create cacophonous fields and shapes of hypnotic colour.
Rising Generation features a quote from the final chapter of Owen Jones’ Grammar of Ornament. The quote, which relates to his belief that a new era of Victorian decoration was dawning, is written in a specially made font, originally constructed from rainbow dividers and laid on top patterns and textures taken from the background images of various websites. It is conceived in itself as a web-page and a celebration of the concept of Internet ornament.
(Any work exhibited by an artist on bubblebyte.org was only available to view during the dates of that show. After that period, no record of those works remained on the bubblebyte.org server. For examples of this artist’s work, please visit their above website link.)