Jan Soumar 楊・紹馬爾

Jan Soumar taken interest in the unpredictable technological evolution and the relationship between humans and technology. Similar thematic can be also observed in sci-fi movies where technology triumphs over its creator – humankind.

Originally, he painted the pictures based on photographs that took via an app for panoramic shots where he deliberately didn’t cooperate with the app and ignored its instructions (taking the shot alongside the guiding line, etc.), which created certain interesting deformations that come to life the moment someone stops playing along with a given technology. He used to merge the pictures in collage-like fashion and transfer them onto a canvas with paint. Nowadays, Jan works with the hackneyed elements of deformation applications and create his own deformative forms that he paints.