The overriding theme of my work for the past two years has been our persistent withdrawal from the Natural “analogue” world and the resulting sweeping changes this has ushered in, namely, a voracious, relentless, day-to-day Data World . There are multiple realities and capturing a few of these with my impressionistic photography has been at the core of my work from the very beginning.We are, right now, experiencing a “changing of the guard” in every way. Robots are becoming more human, digital money, digital shopping, digital social networks all have lead to a shift, alienation and recalibration of our previously pevrceived realities. Drawing from Nature, the Human Form, Abstract Energy, virtual Bitcoin, Cyber Art, and even the concept of fungibility and NFT’s, I question the possibility of a co-existence with this new DataWorld and our future. Is Data-Overkill forcing us to accept a new perception of Reality? And if so what is this reality like? Coexistence or submersion? The dimensions of the series “DataWorld” are, in comparison to my earlier works, multi-paneled and oversized, reflecting the magnitude of the shift into the binary, that we are experiencing in every part of our lives today.
Temel Nal 2021