(Toronto, 1992)


“I started using 3D software around 2016. My process is one of trial and error. I go back and forth between the canvas and computer a lot. In the beginning, it takes me quite a while to settle on a composition I’d like to paint. That’s the toughest part. I think enjoy starting with 3D software because it’s the ultimate blank canvas.”

Vickie Vainionpää’s practice considers the impact of technology on the process of painting and investigates the relationship between natural forces and digital processes. In her ongoing  series, twisting, tubular forms are systematically created using generative 3D modeling software. The software randomly generates a set number of splines per day, from which the artist selects to create final compositions which are painted by hand using oil on linen. By embracing new digital means of reading space and content, the works draw attention to the ever-changing relationship between the human body and digital technology.

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