In Crash Course, Tyler Bohm distorts video of the beloved painter Bob Ross by overlaying episodes from a season of his popular show The Joy of Painting. Bohm creates the effect of viewing a continuous reel by relying on the visual consistency of his television segment. There is a slight discomfort watching Crash Course as Bohm subverts Ross’s ability to make his art joyous and accessible to the viewer. Instead, we’re left anxious and, perhaps, longing for a time long past.
I am interested in the impact of contemporary technologies on the way we relate to each other and the world around us, and explore this broad theme in a range of media. My work encompasses digitally designed plexiglass sculptures, video work, and hybrid sculptural pieces with embedded videos. So I’ve been very intrigued with the publication and its thematic interests since my friends turned me onto it.