Piece description from the artist
This painting focuses more on breaking up the pixels than in previous pieces. A patch of the painting will start off photo-realistically, then radiate out into pixels, abstracting parts of the body and creating a purposely disjointed portrait in order to reference the thought that the figure is dividing his attention between the virtual world created by the cellphone and our physical world. The black background is a reflective oil enamel that mirrors the viewer in a way reminiscent of a dead computer screen, removing your image, and thus a part of your being, from the physical realm like that of the portrait's subject.
Nathaniel St. Amour is a Washington DC based artist with a fine arts degree from The University of Tampa. He specializes in painting and drawing mediums such as oil, acrylic, pen and pencil, but often takes forays into digital media. His work typically revolves around mankind's fascination with technology and how it has changed the way we interact with each other and the world around us, as well as our very definition of art.