Bryan Meador’s Hyperobjects is a collection of hybrid images at the intersection of digital collage and painting that results in a decadently reimagined natural world with extreme breadth. Though he relies on specific shapes and images often associated with flora and fauna, his manipulations of color, dimension, and movement create authentically digital landscapes and still lifes. By placing his digital mutations within naturalistic settings, Meador pointedly and wistfully plays with how viewers perceive representations as “real”. Through dialogue between mutation and representation, Meador inspects and explores the viewer’s relationship to digital objects.
Digital Image 1: “Still Life 8b.8”
Digital Image 2: “Still Life 8a.5”
Digital Image 3: “Still Life 8d.5”
Digital Image 4: “Still Life 8e.26”
Digital Image 5: “Still Life 8e.31”
You can read Jessica Mairena’s response to Hyperobjects here.
Meador earned a BFA from Parsons with honors and worked in commercial photography in New York City after graduation. During this time his love for photography grew, but he became increasingly preoccupied by the unseen manipulations inherent in digital work. His photography practice became intertwined with painting as he began to work with the intention of illustrating the creative, abstracted, and non-representational context in which commercial photography is created. His work investigates how photography and computers are changing the way we think about nature, ourselves and how we relate to the world around us.