Interview with Ryan Whittier Hale
Desolate, pastel-hued landscapes are populated by figures that appear at once organic and plastic. Multimedia artist Ryan Whittier Hale navigates the uncanny, tempering our recognition of his beings’ human aspects with unsettlingly digital influences. Using 3D modeling, the body is reduced to a completely smooth surface. Originally a photographer, Whittier Hale’s work with mannequins in a studio setting led him on a natural progression towards 3D imagery. The curiously synthetic nature of his resulting fully digital creations pushes us to examine our own relationship to the technology that features increasingly features in our lives today. It is a self-relective, personal vision of the emerging digital landscape that Whittier Hale sketches, opening up the pervasiveness of his tools to new frontiers.
Published on POSTmatter here.